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Kiki Gram:

”Bali is Our Second Home” n 1993 Kiki Gram came to Bali for the first time and now they have visited Bali 15 times. She returns every year to Bali with her family because they love the atmosphere, the proud people, the nature, the tranquility, the food and the smiles. They have visited countries like China, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Malaysia in the Far East, but nothing is compared with Bali. “Maybe the beaches in some other places are better than Bali’s, and maybe some hotels are better than some other places. But at the end of the day, Bali is simply the best,” she said. During their vacation in Bali, she always chose the same hotel which is Mercure Sanur Resort. She said Mercure Sanur Resort was very memorable place to stay. The staffs are always smiling and helpful. They never made her upset. “The garden is very beautiful and

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his is the second time for Marisa Soriano come to Bali. She mentioned that the island is a fantastic place. The atmosphere, the beaches, the people and the culture are all complete and perfect. “I feel very good and enjoy so that all burden in my mind disappeared when I am here,” said the Spanish woman. She plans to spend a vacation for a month here. Listed that there were several places that she already visited, such as Uluwatu, Tanah Lot, Jimbaran, Kuta, Ubud, and etc. Although already visited many places, but she admitted that she was still not satisfied and will continue to visit other places until her holiday’s time ended because according to her, Bali is very interesting. “One thing that might be a bit disturbing for me is about the problem of traffic congestion. Now every time I go to a tourism object here, I definitely need a lot of time because I must be stuck in traffic. But apart from that, I still feel very enjoyable here. In addition, I also feel safe because in every way that I passed there must be a police guard. For me, there is only one word to Bali, Wonderful!” She said while sitting down to enjoy a beautiful sunset at Kuta beach. B N

very clean. Also the pools in the garden are fantastic and clean. That creates a relaxed atmosphere,” she added. There are a lot of thing that Kiki Gram and her family love about Bali. They call Bali is their second home. During the years, they have learn some Balinese Culture and sometimes they came up to the several traditional ceremonies. That is very special moments for them. In developing tourism in Bali, she suggested to keep the local values and building styles. “Don’t change too much about the traditional culture. Everything is good here. But, there are a few things that I think could be better in Bali. I think there is too much rubbish on the street. It will better if this problem could be fixed up by the government,” she suggested. B N

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Brunei’s Ambassador Admires the Uniqueness of Bali B

ALI poses an incredible tourist destination. Many unique and interesting things can be encountered on this paradise island. “This is what makes me happy to be in Bali,” said the Brunei Darussalam’s Ambassador to Indonesia His Excellency Dato Paduka Mahmud Bin Haji Saidin accompanied by the embassy’s staff Helena Mahathir when held a courtesy call to Governor of Bali, Made Mangku Pastika, not long ago. Mahmud received by the Governor of Bali accompanied by the Bureau Head of Government Affairs Cokorda Pemayun,

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Bureau Head of Public Relations and Protocol I Putu Suardhika and Secretary of Bali Government Tourism Office IGA Ambari said that there were three things causing him to feel at home in Bali. Balinese people had a friendly attitude, good nature, fine attractions and very convincing tourist facilities. Ambassador Mahmud argued that his visit to Bali was for the second time. Previously, he had been to Bali to attend the inauguration of Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) in 2009. His presence at that time was a special face to face meeting with the Governor Made

Mangku Pastika to discuss about the investment opportunities for Brunei in Bali. Governor Made Mangku Pastika expressed his gratitude and appreciation of government and the people of Bali for his visit to Bali. Such honorary visit denoted a tangible manifestation of harmonious cooperation of Indonesia, especially Bali, with Brunei Darussalam. Governor hoped the cooperation between the two countries would get better and increase in the future. The matter, continued the Governor of Bali, would help in achieving the target of foreign tourist arrivals from 2.7 million today

to 5 million people in 2015. To that end, there would be many new things that should be built, such as new airport, new roads and new tourism facilities. The meeting of the two leaders was then ended by the exchange of souvenirs. His Excellency Ambassador Mahmud Bin Haji Saidin conferred a set of typical crystal stone of Brunei Darussalam, while Governor Made Mangku Pastika handed over one unit of Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue of bronze and Bali tourism information guide. B N (BTN/015)

The space around Jalan Veteran Denpasar will become a festive public interest, especially the downtowners of Denpasar on December 28-31, 2010, in relation to the implementation of the enchantment of endek and embroidery across Denpasar. As planned, the yearend festivity will involve some 80 local crafters out of 263 members of the Denpasar ecommerce. ith the theme of Enchanting Endek and Embroidery of Denpasar Fashion Creation 2010 in the 100% Indonesia,

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ISI Denpasar Takes ‘Mount Merapi’ to Solo THOUGH bathed in sweat, dozens of students belonging to the seventh semester of Faculty of Performing Arts, the Indonesia Institute of Arts (ISI) Denpasar did not discourage. They could express the character of Balinese dance and spirit of Balinese traditional gamelan music even though they were in a fatigued condition. It was the spirit of ISI Denpasar’s students in the rehearsal and preparation of the Excursion Studies and Gong Kebyar Parade throughout Java in Solo held in the Natya Mandala Building Denpasar, on Wednesday (Nov 24).

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uch preparatory session involved the students from three departments of performing arts ranging from the dance, gamelan music and puppetry. There were four compositions of art featured in the excursion activities such as the composition of Gasturi Music, Guak Macok Music, Wiranjana Dance (reconstruction), and Fragmentary on the Turning of Mount ‘Merapi’ Mandara Giri, Shiva Wisaya. Chief of the event organizer, Dr. Ni Luh Sustiawati, who is also the acting Assistant Dean III of the Depart-

ment of Performing Arts, said the excursion study to other regions had become a regular and compulsory program for the students of seventh semester. The students were not charged with operational cost as it had been already borne by the ISI Denpasar. Meanwhile, I Ketut Garwa, the Dean of Performing Arts, added that the excursion study was scheduled to take place last September. However, by chance in this November would be held the Gong Kebyar Parade throughout Java, and ISI Denpasar was by chance as well invited to participate in

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RE you adventurous enough and ready to get splashed and wet? Attempt to conquer the swift streams of the steep, rocky and sneaky Ayung River. Through the challenging rafting adventure, you can try out the adrenaline to prove yourself as the true conqueror of nature. This passion can be realized by the Ayung River Rafting (ARR) supported by well trained guides, professional services and equipment of international standard. It is situated in the village of Carangsari, Petang, Badung Regency or about 35 km north of Denpasar.Along the river, we can also enjoy the pristine lush tropical scenery. Before plunging into the sensation of rafting, ARR will prepare everything carefully. Meanwhile, the lobby, a relaxing lounge where to wait for the schedule of departure actually offers a differently tranquil atmosphere. While enjoying the warmth of coffee or tea, you will be served with typical Carangsari refreshment. Your eyes will never be too satisfied to luxuriate in the verdant vista of Ayung River with the magnificent backdrop of Mount Agung.

at Karang Dalem II Hamlet, Bongkasa Village. For those having great adrenaline can choose Ayung Wild Rafting with the more challenging conditions. The route prepared lies in the upstream of the river with more challenging terrains. “Its mileage is about 7 to 16 km as the start is begun at Kasianan Hamlet and finish can be made at Beng Hamlet or at Bongkasa Dalem. “This kind of rafting is usually HAPPY—Tourists who are enjoying the Ayung River Rafting preferred by tourists of about look very cheerful. (BTN/dock) When looking down in an easterly direction, we will feel like flying because thousands of small and large trees are discernible on the steep riverbank. Before you go down the river, all rafting participants will be given safety briefing. Afterward, participants are provided with equipments like a quality life jacket, helmet, paddle and raft meeting the standard operation procedures (SOP). “Every single raft is also equipped with 2 to 3 instructors in charge. For your convenience and safety, it also includes various facilities such hotel transfer from and to hotel where guests stay, insurance

16 years old,” he said while adding that on arriving at the finish location, all participants were given a hot shower. According to him, last November was low season so his guests slightly declined until only 60 to 70 tourists. Unlike in the high season, his guests could reach 120 tourists. “Hopefully, this December up to the New Year the rafting enthusiasts could rise significantly,” he hoped. B N

coverage up to USD 150 thousand as well as meal and drink,” explained I.B. Nama Rupa, Operations Manager of A True Balinese Experience (ATBE), the foundation managing the ARR. Gusde as he was familiarly addressed said there were two attractions offered by ARR pursuant to physical condition of each guest. Especially for beginners or those who just wanted to make a trial could take advantage of the ARR with the route of 9 km long. The field passed through was not classified into difficult grade. Start was made at Beng Hamlet, Carangsari Village and the finish is

Sangeh Tourist Object Beautifies Itself in 2011

EXERCISE—Students of ISI Denpasar looked serious in the rehearsal session of Excursion Study and Gong Kebyar Parade throughout Java in Solo. greatness of Balinese arts, and took advantage of the activity as good as possible to enrich the insight for the creative process of their arts and development of ISI Denpasar in years to come. B N

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the excursion. On that account, it finally decided to delay the study. In the meantime, the Rector of ISI Denpasar Prof. Dr. I Wayan Rai S remarkably appreciated the students to practice seriously. He also hoped the activity could eventually make optimal performance for the sake of the

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S one of the favorite tourist destinations in Badung Regency, the Sangeh Ecotourism continues to re-organize itself into a better tourist destination. If in 2003 the destination relying on the cuteness of grey monkeys, sacredness of Bukit Sari Temple up to the fascination of nutmeg trees estimated to have been hundreds of years old specifically arranges its management and art shop. In 2005, the management expanded the parking lot and increased the forest area. Meanwhile, at the beginning of 2011 the Sangeh tourist object will be equipped with entrance gates. “At the beginning of 2011, the Sangeh tourist object will install entrance gates and the ticket counter. It is planned to build the gates designed in Balinese style and will be facing the east in front of the parking lot. Regarding to the fund, it is fully supported by the government, in this case, the Badung Government Tourism Office,” said Operation Head of the Sangeh Ecotourism Object, I Made Sumohon, recently. Furthermore, Sumohon had confidence that the making of entrance gates would make the Sangeh ecotourism object more interesting to visit. Similarly, the services extended to tourists became more focused. As a result, it would give better satisfaction to tourists. Then, regarding to the mischievous monkey, Sumohon said such condition had been reduced. Moreover, every inch of the area had

always been guarded by the officers. “In addition, food and health of the monkeys are well maintained all the times. The monkeys have become the main attraction, so that we have to handle them with care,” said Sumohon while adding that currently the Sangeh ecotourism object had a forest area of 14 hectares and 1 hectare of parking lot. Besides, Sumohon also convinced that next year, the construction work of bridge connecting Sangeh Village (Badung) with Cau Village, Belayu (Tabanan) would have been worked on. The bridge would not only have an economic impact on Badung and Tabanan regions, but also on the tourist visits to Sangeh ecotourism object. “Through the route, the Sangeh ecotourism object will become a

desirable package tour to Bedugul from Ubud,” he hoped. Comparable opinion was also revealed by the Head of Badung Government Tourism Office, Cok Darmawan. When performing socialization to the tourist object, he said, if the bridge could be implemented accordingly, it would also have a good impact on the tourist visits to Sangeh tourist object. Regarding to the tourists visitation to Sangeh, Sumohon admitted that there was an increase of 3.4 percent. If in the period of January to November 2009, there were 179,518 guests, then in the same month of this year reached 185,652 people. “Especially on the last Galungan festivity, most visitors were the local community,” he explained. B N

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Recreational Park with Swimming Pool and Restaurant Taman Segara Madu comes with the concept of recreational park combining aquatic tourism with the rural nature and scenic rice fields stretching over 5,000 m2 land supported by a variety of culinary flavors that will provide convenience for visitors. This convenience is realized by the combination of an Olympic standard swimming pool with the length of 50 meters, width of 25 meters and a depth of 1.95 meters with eight tracks. Besides, it is also equipped with three recreational swimming pools and children’s oval and circular swimming pool with a sliding, ornamental waterfalls

and bridges. Circular swimming pool for children serves as a playground and training with a depth of 0.4 meter, while the swimming pool itself is equipped with recreational facilities such as tribune, locker, change room, rest room, life guard and pool bar offering a wide selection of delicious food and drinks ready to meet the customer satisfaction.The main restaurant has a standard quality with Western, Chinese, seafood, Indonesian, and Thai menus with a total of 350 seating capacity. This restaurant is very suitable for supporting various events such as wedding party, birthday party. Two dinning rooms available are air-conditioned Cempaka Restaurant and Jempiring Lobby Restaurant offering open atmosphere and rice field view. The Pool Bar offers a variety of fast food and soft drink served at Melati restaurants in the form of Joglo pavilion, while the Anggrek Restaurant is equipped with the Internet connection via Wi-Fi with speed at 512 kbps for free. In addition, the meeting room is also available with full air conditioning in open and soothing atmosphere, namely Kamboja room with a capacity of 30 persons and Cempaka room with a capacity of 100 persons.Meanwhile, Another facility is mini market selling any needs of visitors including swim suit, glasses, lifebuoy and also soap, shampoo, tooth paste, skin care lotion, towels and various snacks.

VISIT—Tourists visiting the alluring Sangeh ecotourism object.

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Denpasar Great Sale 2010 .......................... the event will be jazzed up by various intriguing activities. For example, a seminar taking the theme of the challenges and prospects for fashion creation in Denpasar 2011 in 100% Indonesia was organized in the UKM Center on the fifth floor of Kumbasari Market, Denpasar, on last December 5. The seminar presented some speakers coming from the circle of designers and academicians of the Indonesia Institute of Arts (ISI) Denpasar and involved participants consist-

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Green Tourism

Minister of Culture and Tourism, Jero Wacik, inaugurated the Nusa Dua Fiesta (NDF) 2010 in the luxurious tourism resort of Nusa Dua, Bali, not long ago. Such annual festival was organized by Bali Tourism Development Corporation (BTDC) where this year it entered the fifth time featuring the theme of Green Tourism. “The theme is intended to remind all parties on the importance of environmental conservation in the sustainability of tourism development of Bali in particular and Indonesia in general. The environment had become a global issue, especially in the tourism services,” affirmed Wacik.

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inister Jero Wacik welcomed the endeavors made by PT BTDC by holding the Nusa Dua Fiesta event continuously every year. The event denoted an important measure in the efforts to increase the tourist visits to Bali, especially to Nusa Dua, where the region had been known as a world class eco-friendly tourist resort. “Implementation of the Nusa Dua Fiesta 2010 featuring the Green Tourism is very appropriate because it is in harmony with the theme of Tourism and Biodiversity established by the UNWTO in commemorating the World Tourism Day this year,” said Minister Jero Wacik. The festival lasted for five days (Oct 15-19) presenting quite a few extravagant cultural performances of Bali and other regions across Indonesia, sport tourism, competition (fun games), and exhibition of handicrafts from diverse regions in Indonesia, as well as hotels and tourism facilities existing in the area of Nusa Dua. An interesting occurrence in this years Nusa Dua Fiesta was related to the environmental awareness program with the implementation of green camp activities involving school children. It was graced by beach clean up

along the Nusa Dua Beach, planting of coral reefs, reforestation to create a ‘one man one tree’ as well as debriefing about ecotourism.

Such activities turned to become the initial capital and introduction to the environment since early age for future generation. They constituted the most important part that should be given the notion of environmental conservation efforts for the continuation of the planet. In addition, it was also held sporting activities including the Bali International Sports Week (BISW) putting 11 branches of sport into competition such as Marathon (5km, 10km and 21km), gateball, chess, bowling, wood ball, beach volley ball, billiard, cricket, golf, surfing and beach soccer as well

as culinary competitions followed by a number of international hotels in Bali with the involvement of the International Chef Association (INCA) of Bali Chapter. “Through the BSIW event

and this culinary competition, we do expect that Bali will not only become a leisure destination, but in the future Bali will also become a sporting destination aside from introducing Balinese cuisine to foreign countries through the event of Bali Culinary Challenge 2010 with the cooking of Balinese traditional cuisine in the rock salt sculpture exhibition and traditional live cooking of bebek betutu (roast duck)carried out by chefs under the Indonesian Chef Association (ICA). NDF 2010 centered at Peninsula Island, Nusa Dua, was officially inaugurated by Min-

ister of Culture and Tourism Jero Wacik. The event was also attended by Mustafa Abubakar, State Minister of State-Owned Enterprises commenced with cultural parade, while the Minister of Youth and Sports Andi Malarangeng opened the Bali International Sport Week (Oct 17) coinciding with the implementation of marathon race. PT BTDC as a company belonging to the StateOwned Enterprises (SOEs) has developed the tourism area of Nusa Dua. Formerly, it was a barren and remote area nestling on the southern tip of Bali Island. The region having a beautiful panoramic view with white sandy beach has become an integrated tourism area and is the first area obtaining the certification of Green Globe Award endorsed by the United Nations (UN). PT BTDC works with several investors to build Condotel in the form of special convention facilities on the seven-hectare land and has become world-class MICE facilities. (*)

ing of craftsmen, entrepreneurs and observers of endek textiles and embroidery in Denpasar. In addition, the happening will be graced by the competition of endek design based on the category of motif, color and creation, as well as the meaning of the motif in the form of colored sketches by involving participants of general public. Winners of the competition will be awarded cash prizes for each category. Meanwhile, for regional apparatus unit (SKPD) is also provided with a creative design contest with category of endek motif, color design creations in the form of ready-to-wear attires with participants from the circle of endek entrepreneurs. Interestingly, the Denpasar Great Sales will also be cheered up with Fashion on the Street on December 28 taking place on the main stage on Jalan Gajah Mada. Such fascinating action involves the employers of endek cloth and embroidery of Denpasar with fashion models from the circle of village youth clubs throughout Denpasar and foreigners. Total participants are estimated to reach 60 people. Additionally, it will be resumed with the performance of Fashion on Nite (Dec 29). At that time, the awards will be handed over to entrepreneurs having great commitment to advance the endek cloth industry in Denpasar. In the fashion-related activity, the stores located along the Jalan Gajah Mada and the surrounding areas will also be involved by displaying their products marked with the logo of Denpasar Great Sale, 100% Indonesia and Denpasar 2010 on December 28-31. Supermarkets in Denpasar and their businesspeople will also be involved in the activities lasting on December 20-27. Head of Denpasar Regional Craft Council (Dekranasda) Mrs. I.A. Selly Dharmawijaya Mantra was grateful and expressed her gratitude to the entire community of Denpasar for the implementation of the Great Sale 2010 and 100% Indonesia. “Let’s preserve the endek cloth and embroidery as one of the leading products of Denpasar,” she appealed. B N

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Buffet Style of STP Nusa Dua’s Students INVITEES were greeted so friendly. Furthermore, they were invited to have a welcome drink with a classical flavor. Enriched with courtesy and warm reception, the waiters then invited their guests to come into a room with an ancient elegance. Table setting, stage, seating, table vase up to the entire room were nicely decorated like a grandiose palace.

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ven, the original batik cloth product of Indonesia, rooster cage, classical bicycles and royal ancient knick-knacks of the other nuances were installed to support the atmosphere. Entertainment was also presented in a classical nuance. Moreover, it presented assorted Indonesian menus where waiters put on traditional Javanese attires, so the ancient backdrop could be really perceived. It was the buffet function held by the D3 students of Food Production Management (MTH) B and Food & Beverage Management (MTB) B of Semester 5 of the Bali Tourism Institute (STP) Nusa Dua, on Thursday (Nov 25). Such buffet activities taking

place in the Ganesh Restaurant of STP Nusa Dua was a form of courses application in the Hospitality Operations (OPP) learned since the beginning by the student at the hotel school. I Putu Sisya Subawa, supervisor of the students of MTH B and MTB B, said that the buffet activities entitled “Royal Palace” serving assorted menus of Indonesia where everything was designed to resemble an extravagant royal atmosphere. “All ideas are conceived, realized and performed by the D3 students of MTH B and MTB B. It posed a compulsory requirement,” he said. In the implementation of the course, the students made both the

quantitative and qualitative presentation. In other words, they were also required to be able to create new menus, either drinks or food. The menus should be truly new and could also be collaborated with the existing ones so they yielded a newly flavor. “By and large, the students preferred to make completely new menus. Therefore, it really becomes a challenge,” he said. Meanwhile, NLK Sri Sulistyawati, a lecturer who is also the Head of Public Relations of STP Nusa Dua Bali, said that every subject was always tailored pursuant to the needs of the industry. In other words, STP also invited the industry such as ho-

BUFFET—Students of Bali Tourism Institute (STP) Nusa Dua held a buffet function as the application of their operational hospitality course. tels to taste the products of the student’s work. Additionally, Sulis also introduced the very innovative programs of STP Nusa Dua required as a form of

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Culinary Adventure to Lebih Beach D

o you remember the tranquil Lebih Beach tourist area? The beach belonging to the region of Gianyar Regency about 7 km east of Denpasar offers a wide variety of seafood treasures. The special menu is twisted satay and the distinctive grilled fish of Gianyar style. Moreover, if combined with the presence of plecing kangkung or hot-spiced water spinach, of course it will make your tongue swing steadily. The journey to or from Karangasem passing through the Jalan Bypass IB Mantra will becomes more meaningful when dropping at the beach area offering this specialty cuisine. Indeed, the tourist area of Lebih Beach was recently very crowded as thronged by many visitors.

Most of them were local people. Especially, on school holidays or public holidays the food vendors on the beach will look busier. “In terms of the beauty of the coast, perhaps it is similar to other beaches. However, what attracted me to come here is the culinary serving that offers typical delicacy,” said a tourist from Australia during his visit to the Lebih Beach recently. Such a fact made the Gianyar government open the eyes to create Lebih Beach into a new tourist attraction in the region. Arrangement continues to be carried out, so the beach really becomes an ideal tourist resort. On Sunday (Nov 28) together with local communities, government of Gianyar Regency rearranged this new tourist attraction by planting about 3,000 rare plants, such as santol, kepel fruit, mountain parasite, bignay, krikis wood, mahogany, bamboo, and many other trees widely used in religious ceremonies. The greening activity utilizing less productive dormant land was chaired in person by Gianyar Regent Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati. The activity began with the clean-up service on the coastal area of Lebih Beach by involving hundreds of students of elementary school, secondary school, senior high schools and university in the Gianyar Regency as well as civil servants in the circle of Gianyar Regency government. Chairman of the committee, I Made Suweta, said the arrangement of the Lebih area as an effort to make the Lebih Village into an enchanting tourist attraction of Punia out bound, jogging track, Kecak open stage, and camp activities for the scouts. “Lebih Beach potentially becomes a new tourist attraction. Moreover, this beach has been visited by many tourists because of offering typical seafood,” said Suweta. B N

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Different New Year’s Dining Experience in Bali Many people associate the New Year with new hope. Therefore, everything is prepared to celebrate this festivity. In harmony with the passage of time, we have been approaching the year end of 2010. Companies will certainly be busy preparing their financial reports, new strategies or contract agreement. Then, how about your personal life, are you ready to celebrate?

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f you are still confused where to go, think of Bali. Starting from now you can plan your yearend holiday whether choosing budget hotel, starred hotel or private villa. Or even decide on tranquil hideaway at remote villages. It is up to the theme of holiday you wish to have in Bali. At least, make yours the most momentous break throughout the year. Exploring the splendors of Bali will not be enough within two or three days. However, there is a simple way to do so. Simply delight in some unique features it offer. Dining experience, for instance, will enrich your perspective on the Balinese cuisines. Most hotels usually feature Balinese food in their New Year’s Eve Dinner. Some popular Balinese cuisines are such as roasted pig, lawar (minced meat with assorted fresh vegetables) and ayam betutu (roasted chicken rich in herb seasoning) and so forth. By and large, they are presented in a typical atmosphere with Balinese ornament of festive celebration. Added to the interesting nuance is that all waitresses or waiters serve in Balinese style costumes. It will seemingly not complete when luxuriating in the gala dinner without musical accompaniment. For this purpose, Bali has a wealth of cultural performances. However, the popular ones for this ambience are Kecak acappella, Ramayana ballet, and various beautiful dances. Cultural performance as this is not only staged for the yearend festivity but also for regular event at hotel and restaurants outside hotel. When the West has Kenny G saxophone instrumental, Balinese will have a melancholic rindik. It is a Balinese bamboo music consisting of a set of xylophones with different lengths. This soft and soothing music is habitually played to welcome guests at hotel lobby or restaurant. Enjoying the mouth-watering food and watching Balinese cultural show are amazing fusion to enhance the impression of your dining experience. For the New Year, Bali as a great oasis of entertainments and cuisines also offer the combination of local, national and international food. Hotels and restaurants call it East Meets West theme. So, visitors are unnecessary to feel worry if would like to find out favorite delicacies on this island. Other than at hotel restaurants, visitors have alternative to enjoy the last night of 2010 in diversity of delicious food at restaurants outside hotels. Or if you want to celebrate the moment with local people, you can visit and taste the food splendor of night markets close to your hotel. However, if you wish to enjoy a special private dinner it would be better for you to book a villa along with the dinner. This will enable you to get a better privacy with family,

relatives or even the beloved one. As hotels, villa usually imposes a peak season’s surcharge during the period of New Year to your room rate. Last but not least, it is advisable that you make prior reservation for the room along with the gala dinner as hotels generally provide limited seats for the function. Additionally, cross check as well to the hotel at what time the function starts and make sure you arrive at the hotel before the dinner time. By doing so, you will not miss the momentous moment to enjoy the yearend feast under typical Balinese atmosphere. Hopefully, you could have an impressive dining (BTN/punia) experience on the Paradise Island! B N

DENPASAR: Celebration of the TWELFTH anniversary of Bali Travel News (BTN) was commenced by saying prayers en masse by the entire management and staff of the Bali Post Media Group (KMB) at the outermost courtyard of Kertti Bhuana Temple on Saturday (Dec 4). After a welcome speech by Chief Executive Officer of KMB, Satria Naradha, the festivity was then resumed with the cutting of rice cone by senior figure of the company, Mrs. Desak Raka Nadha. The cuts were respectively submitted to I Wayan Ukir as Chairman of the Tarukan Media Dharma Cooperative, then to Purnama Damayanti, an invitee from the Bali Tourism Development Corporation (BTDC) and to Kadek Hery Adnyana, the most senior staff of Bali Travel News. The atmosphere of celebration filled with familiarity and intimacy was also attended by Chairman of Human Resources Development of Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Prof. Dr. I Gde Pitana, Director of Pacific World Nusantara, Bali, I.B. Lolec, Chief of NPO-Fukuoka IGK Kompyang Pujawan and dozens of representatives of hotels in Bali. Ultimately, the event was concluded with hospitality confabs. (BTN/015) B N

President SBY Admires the Greatness of Besakih Temple resident Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) paid his first visit to Besakih Temple on Friday (Dec 10) afternoon since he ruled the roost in 2004. The President was amazed by the greatness and sacredness of the biggest temple in Bali. On that occasion, the President asked the Hindu officials who was also accompanying the visit to worship and say prayers for the security and prosperity of Bali and the Indonesia’s archipelago. SBY and his entourage had to have a promenade and see a number of temple’s buildings in the Penataran Agung complex. The President was provided with a description by one of the temple priest in Besakih, Gusti Mangku Jana, accompanied by other priests as well as the Head of Besakih customary village I Wayan Gunatra. After the Hindu officials said prayers, Yudhoyono also prayed in order their prayers could be answered and God bestowed safety for Bali and the archipelago as well as peace and prosperity for the entire subject. “This temple is so grandiose and sacred. Prayers of those worshipping solemnly here would be certainly answered,” the president observed. SBY was once sitting in one of the temple buildings along with other officials. At that time, apart from listening to the explanation on the temple’s history, the President was also given a book telling about the history of Besakih Temple. On the contrary, the President handed over an aid worth IDR 100 million for the temple maintenance. The visit of SBY to the temple was for the very first time. It was made on the last day of his working visit after over a week in Bali. Wearing a white headdress affixed with a red hibiscus, reddish long-sleeved shirt with vertical stripes and dark trousers fitted with yellow shawl, Yudhoyono was accompanied by First Lady Mrs. Ani Yudhoyono. Likewise,

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the First Lady wore a small shawl on waist. She was accompanied by the entourage of ministers such as Minister of Culture and Tourism Jero Wacik, Minister of Youth and Sports Andi Malarangeng, Secretary of State Sudi Silalahi, Governor of Bali Made Mangku Pastika, former Governor Dewa Made Beratha, Regent of Karangasem I Wayan Geredeg and a number of other officials. Presidential entourage entered the temple through the main split gates after passing through 51 steps. The rain showering Besakih at that time did not discourage him. But, he should be protected by umbrella. Meanwhile, hundreds of devotees apparently did not think if the President would pay a visit to the temple area of Penataran Agung. Quite a few devotees were forced to delay the prayers and even took a picture with the President. As shown, a devotee named Putu Tria from Buleleng was desperate to break through the entourage of President escorted by the Secret Service. B N (BTN/kmb)

Filled with Rural Vibe in the Heart of Kuta’s Bustles I

SLAND of Bali, no matter how famous it is, it needs promoting incessantly. Moreover, the tourism businesspeople, no matter how proficient in knowledge and vast of network partners they have, yet they must get involved in tourism organizations. “By getting involved in tourism organization, we will obtain information about the development of tourism in Bali and abroad as well as issues related to government

policy. Likewise, there is a feedback for the company. It does not only relate to tourists but also employees,” said Nyoman Daniada, General Manager of Kuta Beach Club Hotel, to Bali Travel News in Kuta recently. Furthermore, added the man from Pancasari, Buleleng, if it was solely intended to increase the tourist visits to the hotel, moreover the hotel managed was very small, probably it would get nothing. However, organization would help people get

much information about the condition of tourism, both concerning with destination, tourism workers, or other matters on Bali tourism. “Through the organization, we will get information on how we can improve services extended to tourists and create strong human resources,” said the board of Kuta Executive Club who is also Deputy Chairman of Legal and Government Affairs of the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) of Badung calmly.

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SERENE - Though it sits in the heart of Kuta, Kuta Beach Club offer great tranquility for the residents.

KEC is an association of hoteliers whose place of business is located in Kuta, Legian and Seminyak areas. There are a total of Room now 2969 rooms represented by 20 hotels members of KEC. KEC was initially established in the early of 2000 to exchange information on tourism related and to initiate social related activities amongst the members. KEC meets on the second Thursday of each month. KEC also has working groups of marketing initiative, environment, security and government liaisons. VISION KEC will bring together hospitality business entities in Kuta district to have a common understanding and commitment of the paramount role everyone contributes to the success of Kuta in supporting Bali as

a sustainable world class tourism destination. MISSION KEC will exchange information amongst members that affects the hospitality industry business in general and to have a common voice and actions on tourism related issues in Kuta, Legian and Seminyak areas. KEC members will develop the positive image of, and promote Kuta, Legian and Seminyak as a preferred tourism destination in Bali. KEC will facilitate the communication and cooperation between business, local government and the Balinese community. KEC will encourage the highest level of safety, security, cleanliness and environmental friendliness. Chairman: Gusti Kade Sutawa

Then, to increase tourist visits to his hotel, Daniada claimed to have special sales marketing promotion. In performing the promotion, his party admitted to come directly to the coun(BTN/Bud) tries becoming Nyoman Daniada the dominant Today, he added, the average of market shares, such as to Australia, Asia (Malaysia and Singapore) hotel occupancy had reached 70 and major cities throughout the ar- percent. Yet, such condition could chipelago. “And, most important- change in June, August, December ly, we have to improve the quality and January, where it could reach of service so that it could becomes 90 percent. Of the 100 rooms availa word-to-mouth promotion,” said able, consisting of 20 standard the man who frequently won the rooms, 16 bungalows, 61 deluxe rooms and 3 suites, bungalow was golf tournament. Being a GM had been served by the most demanded by tourists. Daniada since 1998. It was initiated “Most tourists coming to our hotel from the lowest levels. He had deep- had stayed at the hotel previously involved in tourism industry ly,” he added. The three 3-star hotel estabsince 1990 when he was a caddy at the Bali Handara Golf and Country lished in 1972 has its own uniqueClub. He expressed sincere grati- ness. It is filled by intense rural attude for the generosity of the late mosphere supported by Balinese Tommy Raka, GM and owner of traditional ornaments where it is exKuta Beach Club Hotel, who invit- tremely favored by foreign tourists. ed him to work in his hotel as a room Strategic location, within walking boy. Being aware of the lack of abil- distance to the art market, Kuta ity, he worked while studying. One Beach and places to play or shopby one training related to tourism ping causes it to have important was attended, so in 1994 he was added-value. Although located in appointed as Operational Manag- the heart of Kuta, the Kuta Beach Club Hotel seems to have not been er of the Carefree Bali Holidays. influenced by the hustles and bustles of such international city. It is remarkably tranquil and cool because it grows a lot of big plants. Moreover, supported by friendly Alam Kulkul Boutique Resort staff and Balinese hospitality, it Jalan Pantai Kuta, Legian, Bali - Indonesia 80361 P: +62-361-752520; F: +62-361-752519 emanates the purity of Balinese traE: info@alamkulkul.com W: www.alamkulkul.com (BTN/015) dition. B N SA12-01

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INTENTION of the Badung Regency government to develop tourism sector in the Northern Badung in the form of agro or rural tourism was positively welcomed by the community of Carangsari Village. Even, long before the idea came up, the village with 7 customary hamlets and 9 administrative hamlets have organized themselves. Evidently, the village that has no tourist attraction managed to draw 3000-5000 foreign tourists per month.

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.B. Nama Rupa, Chairman of the tourism awareness group (Pokdarwis) of Carangsari Village said the village located about 35 km north of Denpasar really did not have a tourist attraction. However, due to commitment of local community to preserve the natural and cultural environment and driven by social foundation named A True Balinese Experience (ATBE), it was then established a rafting business. Its tourist attraction did not only include the rafting itself, but it was also expanded by providing other intriguing optional tours such as cycling, jungle trekking, village trekking and attraction of the native Sumatra elephant as conservation of the central government. “Out of the existing tourist activities, the elephant attraction is the most demanding among the tourists,” he explained. Additionally, he said the name of the foundation was inspired by the comments of tourists feeling a truly experience of Bali. On that account, all tourist attractions were offering eco-friendly programs upholding the movement of back to village. For example, committing conservation,

planting trees from the upstream to downstream like what had been done on the Bebeni Peak up to the Mangrove Forest in Benoa. Likewise, the movement also motivated people to visit the homes of local residents. Gusde, as he familiarly addressed, then gave an example that jungle trekking activities were always filled with tree plantings with tagline ‘one guest one tree.’ Later, the tree was given a name label of who planted it. As a result, all tourists were very happy. Gusde, who is also the Operations Manager of ATBE, added that cycling activity invited visitors to see the homes of villagers continued by giving donations to the owner of the house. This activity was intended to motivate the local population to keep their house clean and healthy. On average, Gusde added, guests paying a visit to the Carangsari Village spent a whole day. In the morning, they rode a bike, then rafting up to ride an elephant. Most tourists were from Australia and then followed by European, Asian and domestic tourists. Domestic tourists preferred to carry out outbound or

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VISIT—Foreign tourists paid a visit to enjoy the eco-friendly tourist attraction at the village of Carangsari recently. team building activities. Setting up the Pokdarwis Since many local communities get involved in tourism sector, the Badung Government Tourism Office then suggested establishing a tourism awareness group (Pokdarwis) as an organization that could provide people with an understanding about tourism. Moreover, it received a

great support from the owner and management of ATBE to make Carangsari as a tourism village, so the existence of Pokdarwis was considered very important. According to Gusde, the organization was founded last year with a total membership of 35 people. Meanwhile, the Section Head of Guidance Services in the Badung Government Tourism Office, I Made

Astawa, and Head of Community Guidance of Bali Government Tourism Office, Ni Ketut Nuryati, when giving guidance and evaluation to the Pokdarwis of Carangsari Village not long ago compactly said that all group members were involved directly as a tourism worker. On that account, it was not required to provide more sessions of education and training. BTN


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Dewi Sinta Hotel:

Relishing Sea View in Fusion with Terraced Rice Fields

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ost importantly, continued Aryadi, he provided services for guests with friendliness, honesty and professionalism, so as to create impressive images for the only hotel in the favorite tourist area in Bali. Familiar and familial atmosphere was not only intended for the staff, but also became a priority for every single traveler. “We also give awards for the best employees as a way to encourage the morale of our workers in providing the best services,” added the pioneer of Tanah Lot tourist object calmly. Dewi Sinta is the oldest hotel since the Tanah Lot was visited by many tourists. The entire building is designed by perfectly combining the traditional elements and stylish architecture to engender a convenient tourism sanctuary in orer to unwind. Aura of the sanctity exuded by the Tanah Lot Temple, Enjung Galuh Temple and Pakendungan Temple give more profound tranquility. Meanwhile, the existing lush tropical gardens confer a typical countryside nuance.

There are 20 rooms consisting of 2 types on offer, namely standard and deluxe room with air conditioning, private bathroom with hot and cold water, IDD telephone, TV, and mini bar. In front of the hotel rooms stretches an enchanting terraced rice fields in combination with the verdant fairways of golf course and swimming pool. These addedvalue backdrops made this accommodation close to nature. Additionally, it is also equipped with spa treatment facilities featuring with Balinese therapies to blissfully pamper guests with freshness and fitness. In the meantime, Dewi Sinta is also equipped with restaurant offering a variety of menu choices such as Balinese, Indonesian, Chinese, Seafood and European cuisine. All delicacies are carefully prepared by well-experienced cooks. Interestingly, breakfast, lunch and dinner are optionally served in a la carte or buffet style. Other amenities equipping the hotel property are an open stage and a conference room with a capacity of 300 people. Such

EXPEDIENT—The convenient and tranquil Dewi Sinta Hotel, Restaurant & Spa offers a homey option for holiday hideaway in Bali. facilities offer a dinner party with traditional cultural performances such as Kecak, Tektekan, Legong and shadow puppets. Best services, guaranteed security and good relationship with the surrounding communities led the hotel to achieve some outstanding achievements such as the Security Certificate from the Bali Police with gold predicate, bronze medal in THK Awards and the best taxpayer in Ta b a n a n Regency. B N

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OW the name of Kuta will be really getting more famous. Head of Badung Government Tourism Office, Cok Raka Darmawan, responded positively the award achieved by Kuta Karnival (KK) from the Indonesian Tourism and Travel Award (ITTA). According to him, the award obtained from an independent organization was very important as evidence that one of the domestic promotional events owned by Badung Regency was excellent. “Hopefully, this award could encourage the spirit of organizing the Kuta Karnival in the future so that it could be further improved. Besides, the arts and flagship program of Kuta Karnival could be presented in better quality,” said Cok Darmawan. Meanwhile, the initiator of KK, I Made Supatra Karang, when reporting about the acceptance of the award to the Regent of Badung some time ago said that the award received was due to the success of KK events in inspiring the tourism promotion in Indonesia. “Presentation of the Award Leading Tourism Event to KK is the first time held by ITTA,” he said proudly. Presentation of the award, he added, aimed to reward and exten the appreciation to the excellence provided by tourism perpetrators and inspired the others, where KK was considered a leader to other tourism events in Indonesia. “Such an ITTA Award means that KK (an event owned by Badung) has been proven excellent in the mind of foreign tourists who were present, and voted directly through the Internet from all over the world,” he added. Supatra also said there were five phases of assessment, namely screening made by ITTA Foundation, a qualitative assessment by a council consisting of the Director General of Culture and Tourism, economists, experts in culture, tourism

experts, PR experts and media experts, online voting, final assessment and presentation of the award was delivered in Jakarta on October 21, 2010. B N

Pura Tanah Lot Pura Pakendungan Dewi Sinta Restaurant Tanah lot, offers a wide rings of Balinese, Indonesian and Chinese food as well as seafood and European cuisine prepared by our experienced chef. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are available a la carte or buffet style.

Dewi Sinta hotel has 27 guest rooms of three different types; Standard, Deluxe, and Suite with AC, private bathroom, with hot and cold water, color-TV, IDD phone and mini bar.

HOTEL- RESTAURANT- SPA TANAH LOT-BALI Phone : +62 361 812933 Fax : +62 361 813956 Website: www.dewisinta.com E-mail : reservation@dewisinta.com

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Painting Showcase Unite with Nature

OPEN AIR—Painting exhibition by Pengosekan Painters Community is held in open air venue.

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here are many painters at Pengosekan Village as in the village of Ubud. Quite a lot of painting works with myriad patterns or styles are produced by skilled artists at Pengosekan Village. They display their works not only in

the home of the artists, but also in gallery, art shop, open air displays and even under shady banyan tree as shown in the photo captured recently. Are there any guests watching and purchasing the paintings? According to one of the painting attendants,

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Amazing Spontaneous Scratches artists (students creative spirit in a marathon. A cademic and lecturers) of the However, before the action of

Indonesia Institute of Arts (ISI) Denpasar with their foreign counterparts from the Executive Director of Saint Louis Artists’ Guild of America respectively showed off their spontaneity scratches on white canvas. They mutually demonstrated their excellent expertise by playing their brush and paints. Such a unique and creative action took place in the campus of ISI Denpasar not long ago. It was extremely unique and attractive.At first, the artists seemed to mingle with other participants. Suddenly, they ganged up on a number of plain canvas prepared. A piece of canvas could be taken advantage by three up to four artists. As a result, a variety of quite intriguing visual works was engendered by the activities having the theme of environment and contemporary phenomena. However, the hallmark of each artist remained visible, such as abstract, decorative, and figurative. For about an hour, the artists expressed the emotion of their

painting en masse was commenced, those artists had time to follow a discussion in the Kriya Hasta Mandala building. Attending on the discussion were the painter Mario Blanco from Ubud, the artists of Saint Louis Artists Guild such as Davide Weaver, Timothy E. Wagner, Amanda Verdek, Jaboor, Sophia Dalpiaz Brown, John Wahlers, Marilynne Bradley and Gina Alvares. The Rector of ISI Denpasar, Prof. I Wayan Rai S., expressed his profound gratitude to Mario Blanco and Saint Louis Artists Guild that had collaborated with the ISI Denpasar. Meanwhile, Mario Blanco said the presence of the artists in Bali was due to cooperation of his museum with Sherly Marlinton, Head of Information Section of the Indonesian Embassy in Chicago, the United States. “Of course, this endeavor denotes a part of sharing the experience in the field of fine arts,” he said. B N

there were numerous guests witnessing their paintings and some were interested and purchased them. At the very least, the exhibition held in open air venue will become a promotion for every painter living in the village of Pengosekan. Moreover, those painters have had an association called the Painters Community of Pengosekan (KPP). Members of the KPP amounting to tens of painters had frequently exhibited their finest works at a number of hotels existing in Ubud or outside Ubud. B N

Serangan Island Enchantment Festival 2010 highlighted the theme of environment. The event inaugurated by the Mayor of Denpasar IB. Rai Mantra on Friday (Nov 26) presented a variety of enchanting environmental activities for three days.

CLEAN UP SERVICES— Denpasar Mayor I.B. Rai Mantra is getting involved in clean up services and tree planting.

HATCHLINGS— The entire committee members, invitees and local community enthusiastically released turtle hatchlings on the Melasti Beach.

CORAL REEF—Head of Denpasar Environment Agency, AA Sudarsana, led the movement of planting coral reef.

FOOD SPECIALTY— Around 20 booths were glad to serve a myriad of local distinctive culinary treasures.


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Contrastive Things Often Interesting

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t was revealed by Yuliani on her profession as Public Relations

Manager of Sanur Beach Hotel Bali. “The opportunity to travel out of the town and overseas turns open. Team work cooperation from various departments within the hotel has ripened her personality and insight. On alluding to her position in the hotel where she works, the woman of Denpasar-born on July 14, 1979, said that performance of Sanur Beach Hotel made foreign tourists, especially European, feel at home and interested. “Our hotel has intense Balinese nuances,” said Candy. Such nuances started from the ornamental carving, Balinese stage, rindik gamelan music earmarked for every single guest as soon as entering the hotel lobby, coupled with a Panyembrama welcoming dance, and guest activities were very intense with local contents. They included the making of canang oblation and majejaitan (young coconut-leaf works for ritual needs). The exotic themed night dinner program like ‘Balinese Experience’ held once a week served a variety of local cuisines of Bali combined with the wraps of Balinese enchanting decor, entertainment, Balinese dances and also graced with night market selling the locally-made merchandises. “It merely poses a small portion of our Balinese cultural nuances presented to tourists,” explained Candy who graduated from Diploma III of the Bali Tourism Institute (1997-2000) and a holder

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of bachelor degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management (Hons)

or Licence Professionelle Hotellerie et Tourisme, Universite de Toulouse le Mirail – Taylor’s University College, Kuala Lumpur (2005). However, it might be bare in mind, she said, all tourism development should never harm the

majestic nature and culture of Bali. Sanur Beach Hotel targeted all markets, consisting of the local, Asian, Australian, European and American. In reality, it was dominated by the European guests preferring the undisturbed Sanur tourist resort. B N

Looking back at your activities Kuta Station Hotel & Spa:

Strategic Location with Multifunctional Lifestyle Facilities

The difference lies in our commitment of converting promise into reality with the presence of Kuta Station Hotel & Spa. The advantage of our hotel is the strategic location and no other hotels in Kuta offer the more complete lifestyle facilities, both for travelers and business professionals entailing a hotel with multifunctional facilities,” said Ariestra Prasetio, General Manager of the latest 3-star hotel under the Paradiso Group . Concept of the Kuta Station Hotel & Spa had been specially designed to become a 3-star hotel serving a growing tourism business in the oasis of Kuta tourist resort, including for the circle of the government, private companies and the MICE both for domestic and foreign markets. Located in the

heart of Kuta and Bali’s busiest tourist destination, it is only 50 meters from the amazing white sandy Kuta Beach and very close to Kuta Square shopping center. Of course, it is within the reach to all major attractions in the area of

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OW is the estimation of tourism look in 2011? “The year 2011 poses a year filled with challenges. Yet, it remains to leave the same opportunities as this year. Or, it can be said there will be an increase. Most importantly, Balinese culture as the spearhead of tourism must be maintained and preserved,” said Lanny Willyana, Director of Sales and Marketing of The Royal Beach Seminyak Bali. Furthermore, the holder of bachelor degree in Tourism Economics of Satya Widya University of Surabaya and born 33 years ago in the same city said that the Seminyak vicinity was one of the destinations having a new

complex named Kuta Center and Kuta Square as well as several other properties. With the existing track of record, it is evident that the Paradiso Hotel Group has a definite future vision —to be recognized as the best hotel management company in

‘Charity Visit Program’ in Karangasem As one of the corporate social responsibilities, the Ramada Bintang Bali Resort held a Charity Visit Program to the hamlet of Juwuk Manis, Karangasem Subdistrict on Thursday (Nov 25). Such social activity posed the third time held by the five-star hotel located in the world class tourist resort of Kuta. General Manager of Ramada Bintang Bali Resort, Jerry Lee before the subdistrict officials, apparatus of customary village and local residents hoped the social assistance could ease the burden of local communities. Additionally, according to the GM from Singapore coming with his wife, the social action would continue and not just stop until that activity. Local residents welcomed the assistance ver y enthusiastically. The third Charity Program totally amounted to IDR 55,158,200. Such amount of fund was collected from the management, bipartite, Hindu Association, Moslem Association, Christian Association and the Charity Box used for the activity. To make appropriate with the destination of social activity, the donation was prepared in the form of 16 cows delivered to eight outstanding groups through local Social Services. The breeder groups were scattered at several villages in Karangasem subdistrict including the Karangasem Village (Juwuk Manis, Belong and Dukuh Bukit Ngandang Hamlet). In the meantime, the destination in the village of Seraya Tengah consisted of Ijo Gading Hamlet and Taman Hamlet; in Seraya Timur Village consisted of Tukad Item Hamlet and then in the Kubu subdistrict in Tianyar Timur consisted of Tukad Item Hamlet. Aside from the assistance in the form of cows, they were also provided with 50 packages of foodstuff where each package valued at IDR 100,000. Social action of the Ramada Bintang Bali could be said complete enough. Other than such an aid, the hotel party also extended health services

New Atmosphere in Stunning Seminyak Vicinity atmosphere for guests who had visited Bali for several times. In particular, it is vastly favored by tourists who liked a perfect fusion of beach activities such as surfing, serene location, shopping pleasure and culinary splendor. The Royal Beach Seminyak Bali (formerly the Sofitel Seminyak), a member of the Resorts Collection, is tranquilly located on the main road to Legian Beach with a spacious lush tropical garden extending on 4.5 hectares of land and surrounded by Balinese nuanced garden. “We are still optimistic to become a strategic holiday resort for all market shares in the prominent Seminyak Beach,” she said. Aside from preserving the Balinese culture and nature, her party always applied the indigenous concept of Tri Hita Karana. It was applied to the hotel staff, products and facilities supporting the concept such as maintaining and caring for gardens and rare trees. Meanwhile, some architectural styles of the building and decoration reflect the sublime Balinese culture and quite a few activities introducing the richness of Balinese culture. For Lanny, who had been in hotel business over 15 years with several positions in a number of hotels, the experience in Bali denoted the most memorable in tourism industry. B N

Kuta. This comfortable hotel has 132 rooms consisting of Superior, Deluxe and Family room with standard amenities including a large swimming pool that stretches throughout the hotel grounds, kids pool, playground, meeting room, pool bar, Railway Bar & Restaurant, the restaurant with the open air concept graced with nightly live music entertainment, Jalanidi Spa, Gym, Paradiso Bowling & Billiard and Dee Jay Club. Ariestra, having a wealth of experience for more than 18 years in the hotel industry across Indonesia and various international hotel chains and companies, added that Paradiso Hotel Group entered the Indonesian market in 1996 and had become a leading hospitality management company in Bali with the rapid growth of business network. Paradiso Hotel Group currently operates the Kuta Paradiso Hotel, Legian Paradiso Hotel, Seminyak Paradiso Hotel and its parent company also operates a shopping

Hotel, Cottages & Spa Po. Box 1 Nusa Dua, Denpasar 80363 Bali, Indonesia Phone : (0361) 771020. Fax: (0361) 771139 E-mail: putribali@denpasar.wasantara.net.id Homepage:http//www.putribali.com

Hotel with unique cordiality

In connection with Christmas and New Year, Bali Tropic Resort & Spa is ready to welcome the festive season with celebrations, decorations, entertainment, activities and theme night dinner Shown in the picture : Santa Claus just landing in Bali Tropic Resort & Spa from Never land and ready to assist you. B N

Indonesia. And it is proven by the opening (Soft Opening) of Kuta Station Hotel & Spa on Friday (Nov 26). The event was attended by the hotel owner, Shellia Karjadi and President Director of Paradiso Hotel Group, Rudi Chandra. B N

“Heritage Spirit”Paintings Exhibition

FuramaXclusive Villas and Spa Ubud, Bali presents year end exhibition “Heritage Spirit” Showcasing selected paintings of I Wayan Sukabawa, a talented traditional style painter of Pengosekan village, Ubud. Based on the hereditary culture heritages, this exhibition expected to bring new spirit to welcoming the year 2011. Open for public, exhibition will held from 24th December 2010 onward – located strategically at the serenity and tranquility area of Spa Lounge at FuramaXclusive Villas and Spa Ubud, Bali. B N by making cooperation with Kuta Clinic, Surya Husada Hospital Club and Karangasem Health Services. While delivering the assistance, the local communities were served with health services, and then other residents were invited to sing along by the hotel employees to create an intimate atmosphere among them. According to Public Relations Manager of Ramada Bintang Bali Resort, Tia Virlana, her party had been familiar with such kind of social activity due to the great support of the owner, management and employees of the hotel. B N


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Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal

Tourism Attractions in Badung Regency Ubud Hotels Association The Ubud Hotels Association (UHA) is a non-profit, non-government organization whose regular membership is comprised primarily of hoteliers with a category of allied members who actively service the hospitality industry. UHA is an active participant in major decision-making bodies affecting the growth development and maintenance of the tourism industry. The Ubud Hotels Association will encourage and support the sustainable growth of member hotels through lobbying efforts, national and international linkages, marketing initiatives and training opportunities. Mission The UHA will encourage and support the sustainable growth of member hotels through lobbying efforts,

ing on the river Ayung’s west side is amazing, for besides the enjoyment of challenging rapids, the panorama of this beautiful, intact nature area is highlighted by the appearance of wild animals along the rafting route such as big bats, black monkeys, and more.

national and international linkages, marketing initiatives and training opportunities.To maintain active partnerships and links both internationally and locally with Government ministries, nongovernment agencies, associations and individuals to further the improvement of the tourism industry. To be a proactive and reactive lobbying force with the Government of Ubud for the benefit of the accommodation sector.To organize and support relevant and affordable workshops, seminars, and training opportunities for the tourism Industry. To organize, facilitate and support productive sales, advertising and marketing opportunities for members through co-operative advertising programs.

You can send us your request or comments about Ubud Hotel Association directly to secretary@ubudhotelsassociation.com Or contact Nandini Bali Jungle Resort & Spa Ubud(Attn : Mr. Hery Sumawan) Br. Susut, Desa Buahan, Payangan, Gianyar Bali - Indonesia T. +62-361 982 777 F. +62-361 982 727

BADUNG The Center of Tourism

Banjar Jati Desa Sebatu Kecamatan Tegallalang P.O.Box 4 Ubud Gianyar Bali 80572 Indonesia Phone. (62 361) 901 888 Fax. (62 361) 901 999 Email: info@bagusjati.com, For Japanese: japan@bagusjati.com www.bagusjati.com

Nusa Dua It means ‘two islands’ in Bahasa Indonesia. This is one of the premier resort areas in the world. The area is located 20 minutes south of the Ngurah Rai International Airport, Denpasar and is a short drive to many of Bali’s attractions and beautiful beaches. This is the home of many of Bali’s world-class luxury resort hotels.

Legian, Seminyak, Petitenget Beach These beautiful beaches are several kilometers north of Kuta. Like its neighboring beaches, these offer a refuge for surfers. There are also many facilities for tourists as the result of the Kuta north expansion. Sangeh “Monkey Forest” Sangeh is the village whose northern part covers about 14 hectares of a holy homogeny forest of ‘Pala’ trees with hundreds of monkey inhabitants. The trees cannot be found on any other part of Bali and their existence in this village remains a mystery. Look for a lovely mossy temple, which is hidden amongst the tall and gracious ‘Pala’ trees.

Jimbaran Beach This area is just south of Kedonganan beach and has a very beautiful white sand beach area and clear seawater that is suitable for

Ayung River Rafting The river Ayung is the longest and largest river in Bali, and along this river, white water rafting was first introduced in Bali. To experience raft-

Kedewatan, Ubud Bali, Indonesia mailing address PO Box 33, Ubud 80571, Indonesia tel: (62) 361 975 333 , fax: (62) 361 975 335 email: amandari@amanresorts.com www.amanresorts.com

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Mara River Safari Lodge Bali Safari and Marine Park

The Purist Villas & Spa Jl. Bypass Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra Km. 19,8 Gianyar 80551 - Bali - Indonesia Telp. (62) 361 950 000 (hunting), Direct: +62 361 747 5000 Fax. + 62 361 950 555 email: info@marariversafarilodge.com website: www.marariversafarilodge.com,

Warwick Ibah LuxuryVillas& Spa Kedewatan, Ubud - Gianyar Bali - Indonesia Tel: +62.361.980.252 Fax: +62.361.980.253 Email: reservation@puriwulandari.net www.puriwulandari.net

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Chapung Se Bali Banjar Sebali Tegallalang Gianyar Bali Indonesia 80561 Ph : +62 361 7800 940 Email :info@chapung.com www.chapung.com

PO Box 193, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia Tel: 62-361-974466 Fax: 62-361-974467 res.ibah@warwickhotels.com www.warwickibah.com

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Jungle Resort & Spa Ubud

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Villas & Spa The Mension Jl. Penestanan, Sayan, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia Tel: +62 361 972 616 FaX: +62 361 972 632 Email: info@themansionbali.com www.themansionbali.com

Jl. Raya Sayan, Ubud Bali, Indonesia 80571 Art Space, Restaurant, Villas Phone: +62 (0) 361 979252 / 979253 Fax: +62 (0) 361 975895 Email: info@gayafusion.com www.gayafusion.com

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Br. Susut, Desa Buahan, Payangan, Gianyar Bali - Indonesia T. +62-361 982 777 F. +62-361 982 727 E-mail : info@nandinibali.com www.nandinibali.com

Jl. Tirta Tawar, Banjar Kutuh Kaja, Ubud-Bali Ph. +62 361 974454 ; Fax. +62 361 970949, E. info@thepuristvillas.com http://www.thepuristvillas.com

Jl. Raya Goa Gajah, Br. Teges, Peliatan, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia Phone : 62-361-970388 Fax : 62-361-970377 Email : sales@tepisawahvillas.com www.tepisawahvillas.com

Waka Namya Resort & Spa Jl. Penestanan Ubud 80571,Gianyar, Bali Indonesia Telephone/Fax :(62)361-975719 Email :info@wakanamya.com www.wakanamya.com

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Ubud Village

The FuramaXclusive Villas & Spa Jalan Raya Sanggingan Banjar Lungsiakan Kedewatan Ubud Gianyar 80571 Bali Indonesia Tel : (62)361-972448 Fax: (62)361-972449 E-Mail : info.uma@ubud.como.biz Website www.uma.ubud.como.bz

Jl. Suweta, Br. Sambahan Ubud 80571, Gianyar – Bali – Indonesia Tel : (62) 361-973178 and (62) 361 973179 Email : reservation@wakadiumeubud.com www.wakadiumeubud.com

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Ubud, Bali Banjar Bindu, Mambal, 8 Jalan Melati PO. Box 134, Ubud 80571, Badung, Bali, Indonesia. Tel: (62) 361 8988 688 Fax: (62) 361 8988 689 Email: fxvsubud@furama.com www.furamaxclusive.com

VILLA & SPA Br. Bucuan, Ds. Batuan, Sukawati Ubud, Gianyar - Bali Phone +62 361 297800 . Fax +62 361 297700 Email :info@santimandalavilla.com http://www.santimandalavilla.com

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jl. Gunung Sari Peliatan P.O. Box 1001 Ubud Bali 80571 Indonesia Ph. +62 361 977 888 Fax. +62 361 977 555 info@mayaubud.com http://www.mayaubud.com

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Ubud Hanging Gardens, Desa Buahan, Desa Payangan, Gianyar, Bali, 80571 Indonesia Tel: (+62-361) 982700 Fax: (+62-361) 982800 Email: reservations@ubudhanginggardens.com www.ubudhanginggardens.com

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THE PAYOGAN Jl. Cocoa 2, No. 77 Banjar Bunutan, Desa Kedewatan P.O. BOX 999, Ubud 80571, Bali - Indonesia Phone.: +62 - 361 978839 Fax. : +62 - 361 972717 info@balipayoganresort.com www.balipayoganresort.com

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Jl. Raya Sanggingan P.O.Box 198 Ubud 80571 Bali Telp: (62 361) 974330 Fax: (62 361) 974329 Email: pitamaha@indosat.net.id http://www.pitamaha-bali.com

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Komaneka at Tanggayuda

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Banjar Laplapan, Ubud 80571 Bali , Indonesia Phone. +62-361-978666 Fax. +62-361-978222 E-mail: info@naturaresortbali.com http://www.naturaresortbali.com

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at Monkey Forest Jalan Monkey Forest Ubud, Gianyar 80571, Bali, Indonesia tel. +62 361 976090 fax. +62 361 977140 Sales: sales@komaneka.com Reservation: reservation@komaneka.com Public Relation: pr@komaneka.com www.komaneka.com

Br. Tanggayuda, Kedewatan Ubud, Gianyar 80571, Bali, Indonesia tel. +62 361 978123 fax. +62 361 973084 E-mail : fotanggayuda@komaneka.com sales@komaneka.com www.suite.komaneka.com

Kamandalu Resort and Spa

Jalan Andong Banjar Nagi Ubud Bali 80571 Indonesia Tel: +62 361 975825 Fax:+62 361 975851 / 978136 E-mail: sales@kamandaluresort.com http://www.kamandaluresort.com

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Jl. Monkey Forest -Ubud, Bali - 80571. Tel/Fax: +62 361 971 759 E-mail:info@barong-resort.com http://www.barong-resort.com

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Jl. Raya Tjampuhan PO Box 198 Ubud 80571 Bali-Indonesia Tel. (62 361) 975368 Fax. (62 361) 975137 Email: reservation@tjampuhan-bali.com http://www.tjampuhan-bali.com

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P.O. Box 189 Nyuh Kuning Village Ubud 80571 Bali Indonesia Ph. +62 361 974013 Fax. +62 361 974012 Email: info@balispirithotel.com http://www.balispirithotel.com

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ARMA Desa Melinggih Kelod Payangan Gianyar 80572 Bali-Indonesia Ph : (62)361 975963 Fax :(62)361975968 Email: ubud@alilahotels.com www.alilahotels.com/ubud

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Jl. Raya Pengosekan Ubud P.O.Box 9696 Bali 80571 Indonesia Phone :(62)361 975742 Fax: (62)361 975332 Email :arma@indosat.net.id info@armaresort.com www.armaresort.com

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Sayan Village, Ubud 80571, Bali, Indonesia PO BOX 777 Ubud Phone: +62-361 972 777 Fax : +62-361 972 660 E-Mail: ubud@kayumanis.com http://www.kayumanis.com

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Br. Umah Anyar Pejeng Kaja Tampaksiring Gianyar, P.O.Box 1011 Ubud Bali Indonesia tel. +62 361 7453267 fax. +62 361 978991/2 Email: info@anahataresort.com www.anahataresort.com

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Kupu Kupu Barong Villas & Tree Spa Desa Kedewatan P.O.Box 198 Ubud 80571 Bali, Indonesia tel. +62 361 980022 fax. +62 361 980011 Email:reservation@royalpitamaha-bali.com www.royalpitamaha-bali.com

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Jl. Kedewatan P.O.Box 7 Ubud 80571Bali-Indonesia Tel: +62 361 975478 Fax :+62 361 975079 Email: info@kupubarong.com http://www.kupubarongubud.com

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WHIRLWIND TOUR AROUND BALI BANGLI Peace and harmony

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Meseum & Resort

Taman Ayun Temple ‘Taman Ayun’ means beautiful garden, located in the village of Mengwi, 18 km west of Denpasar. It is indeed one of Bali’s most pic-

turesque temples. The king of Mengwi, I Gusti Agung Anom, built its stately proportioned courtyards and large surrounding moat in the year 1634. Containing both the Royal family ancestral shrines and the storied MERU shrines to the major deities, Taman Ayun became the main temple for the ancient kingdom of Mengwi. BTN

Sadha Temple This temple, with decorative carvings, is famous for its intricacy and ingenuity. Dating from the Majapahit period, this originally was an old dynastic sanctuary (prasada) of Mengwi Royalty. The

Monkey Forest St, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia Phone : +62 (361) 975236 Fax : +62 (361) 975559 Email : sales @ pertiwiresort.com http://www.pertiwiresort.com

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Petitenget Temple Peti Tenget temple and beach is located at Banjar Batubelig, Kerobokan village kecamatan Kuta. To reach this object by motor vehicle from Denpasar, go westwards more or less 10 km then turn south, or to the north from Kuta following Raya Seminyak Street. Peti Tenget temple was built in the 15th century and it used to be a plot of extraordinary holy (Tenget) land, bush growth and dwelled by the I Bhuta Ijo demon that was trusted by Holy priest, Dang Hyang Nirartha to safeguard his holy box. The story told that when the priest stayed at south port (now Uluwatu), a man from Kerobokan village came asking the priest for help. He wished to cultivate the plot of land without feeling fear. The priest suggested that the people build a temple dedicated to god ‘Labuhan Masceti’ and a single closed shrine (Pagedongan) for Bhuta Ijo as a place to safeguard the priest’s box (Peti). From that time on, the temple was named Peti Tenget Temple.

split gate and a 16-meter high tower inside the temple are constructed much like ‘Candi’ in Java. The 64 stone seats, similar to megalithic ancestral shrines, commemorate warriors who died in battle.

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Barong Resort and Spa at Sayan Sayan, Ubud Gianyar 80571Bali Indonesia Tel.62 (361) 977577 Fax. 62 (361) 977588 Email: reservations.ubu@fourseasons.com http://www.fourseasons.com/sayan

Jl. Raya Nyuh Kuning Pengosekan Ubud Bali, Indonesia Ph: 62 361 978444 (hunting) Fax: 62 361 971 333 Email: reservation@theubudvillage.com Website: www.theubudvillage.com

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recreation and relaxation. It is quieter than its neighboring beaches and one will find nice hotels and mostly seafood served at Jimbaran’s restaurants. Jimbaran is in fact famous for its delicious seafood, particularly its typical grilled seafood with Jimbaran’s ‘secret sauce’. You’ve got to taste it to believe it.

Uluwatu Temple At the westernmost tip of Bukit Peninsula, this is one of Bali’s nine ‘directional’ Kayangan Jagat temples. The location is dramatic, perched on the edge of a high cliff with a picturesque sunset view. The temple was first used for worship by the 11th century holy priest, Empu Kuturan, who came to Bali to bring religious law and to form Desa Adat (traditional villages). The area where spectacular sunsets can be viewed is filled with the scent of frangipani blossoms and is also the home of friendly monkeys.

Jl. Goa Gajah Tengkulak Kaja Ubud Bali 80571 Indonesia Tel.62 (361) 975865 Fax. 62 (361) 975686 E-mail:sales@thechediclububud.com http://www.ghmhotels.com

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Pucak Penulisan Temple

A Sanctum and Archeological Tourist Object COLD atmosphere and thin mist begin to come down and cover up the trees. If toward the west is the road leading to Tejakula, East Buleleng, right direction to Sukawana Village, while at the junction itself occurs the Pucak Penulisan Temple. People often make this point as their stop over. It is not only the Hindus saying prayers at the sanctum, domestic and foreign tourists visiting the Pucak Penulisan also perform same thing. The temple is approximately 70 km from Denpasar and has many destinations such as Panarajon Temple and Tegeh Koripan. Since it is located on Penulisan Hill

people mostly call it Pucak Penulisan Temple. Megalithic Heritage

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Denpasar City Tour DENPASAR In the City

river, called Kumbasari Market because the local society will feel that their shopping experience would be incomplete without going to the Kumbasari Market, especially for the Balinese who want to buy their ceremonial items. Kumbasari Market sells costume and clothing items at prices relatively cheaper than clothing items sold at the shops in Gajah Mada Street which are mostly owned by citizens of Chinese clan. Kumbasari Market was previously called Peken Payuk (pot market); it sold such items as gerabah (jar like pot), cobek (clay plates), paso (clay buckets), caratan (clay water jug), jeding (clay barrel), penyantokan (mixer from clay), coblong (clay cup),

kekeb (rice cover) and others. All of these items are used as kitchenware and for ceremony. Since this market was most popular as a place to sell payuk/ pot, hence Kumbasari Market in the past was referred to as Peken Payuk or pot market. The location of Denpasar Market is encircled by shops along the street of Gajah Mada. On the right side there is Sulawesi Street which is famous for textiles. Denpasar Traditional Market is progressively strengthening the identity of Denpasar’s economic center which is open 24 hours and is never silent or empty of visitors.

At traditional market, you will find transactions taking place between buyers and merchants with multifarious merchandise to satisfy life’s daily needs such as kitchen supplies, appliances required for Hindu ritual, fruits and tra-

It is one of the short tours in Bali, which takes around 4 - 5 hours. The tour will bring you to the unique places like traditional market where you can see the local society perform their activities in the market.

Traditional Market Badung Traditional Market located on the main road, Gajah Mada Street, is the center of the town’s economics. This area has become a shopping centre of Bali. This market cannot be discharged from the existing market across Badung’s

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Bali Struggle Monument-Bajra Sandhi This monument is erected in the middle of Denpasar civic center, Renon. It is a symbol of Bali people’s struggle to gain independence after the Dutch Colonials retreated from this country. This monument immortalizes the soul and spirit of Bali people’s struggle. It also aims to take care of and develop and preserve the Balinese culture for future generations. BTN

he matter was revealed by the Indonesian ambassador to Australia, Primo Ali Julianto, to reporters of Bali Travel News, Gde Palgunadi, who participated in the Bilateral Indonesian Inter-Media Dialogue in Canberra on Monday (Nov 6). There were several reasons revealed, namely the long history of Australians in relationship to the Balinese, geographic proximity and

price of the package tours offered by the perpetrators of Indonesian tourism. “So far, there is no problem in applying for a visa. Everything has run smoothly and flourishingly,” said Primo, a career diplomat who had a wealth of experience in the service in Brazil, Venezuela and New Zealand. From a few conversations of Bali Post with some Australian journalists, the

coverage about Indonesia (especially Bali) did not only involve in tourism but also other things. Similarly, it also concerned with the controversial penalty of Schapelle Corby and the Bali Nine. Related to this matter, the Ambassador Primo said that the focus was only on the implementation of the death penalty. Most went against the death penalty, while some others supported the penalty. However, added Primo, the Australian public was aware that it was the full jurisdiction of Indonesia. In general, the current relationship of Australia-the Indonesia was intimate and lovingly. For that purpose, Primo invited all components outside the

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WHERE TO GO . . . The Center of Art

Jagatnata Temple Jagatnata Temple is the biggest Hindu temple in Denpasar town, which many Hindu people in Denpasar visit to pray, particularly on full moon and new moon. This temple is full of religious and artistic ornaments. In the center of temple area, there is a high temple building encircled by the fertile tropical garden. From the entrance gate to the temple building you will find the Balinese decorations full of meaning to Hindu devotees. Bali Museum Bali Museum is located right next door to Jaganata Temple and in this museum you will find a lot of the ancient artifacts of prehistory which have very high artistic value. The collection in this museum provides a different experience on your tour. If the museum is not opened on the day of your tour, we will offer the alternative to visit Bali Art Center to see the biggest open theater in Denpasar town.

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ditional clothes. In this market, you will see the local people, especially the women who carry extremely heavy items in a big basket balanced on their heads.

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ura Gunung Kawi Sebatu is in Tampaksiring district that exists from Ubud to the north in 10 Kms. It is not very large , but, it is a quiet temple which surroundings were enclosed by the forest. There is a fountain where the clear water called “Holy fountain” begins to spring in the temple. Bad king Maya Denawa was defeated by the army of Dewa Indra because of the fight that happened in Tampaksiring village. Then, bad king Maya Denawa ran away to Subatu village on the west side of Tampaksiring village. All villagers were frighten because of the appearance of Bad king Maya Denawa, and ran away from the village at that time. God Vishnu saw confusion of people in Sebatu village. People who ran away from this village were neither the eaten one nor the drinking water, and were embarrassed very much. Then, Vishnu gave the spring water for them. And, the souls including Vishnu challenged Maya Denawa to a fight. The bad king Maya Denawa to whom the forces had already failed was driven to Petanu river, and killed. The villagers built a small shrine in the place for the savior Vishnu. It is said that this is the starting point of Pura Gunung Kawi Sebatu. The temple is like the park, and

Tabanan Regency Rainbow over ricefields

there is settled quiet, atmosphere. A lot of fish are swimming in the fountain in the temple. Feelings are healed when is in this temple that overflows in beautiful water and green. The sound where the spring water flows to the having a bath place is very comfortable. Water is clear and it is popular as the temple where holy water springs up to people. Local and tourist’s lovers are often seen to feel time pass

peacefully. This temple is 15 minutes by car from Pura Tirta Empul. It is recommended to stop by this temple by all means if going to Pura Tirta Empul. It will be healed very much by this temple done remaining quiet very much in a relaxed manner. To access the temple from the airport Ngurah Rai around for one and half hour by car, and its open

for visitor at 07:00 till 18:00 Wita. The visitors should use breechcloth and the string (Slendang-Balinese) for visiting a shrine. BTN

Tabanan is the name of one district and town in Bali. Though Tabanan is not really a tourist town there are still some interesting aspects to it. Back in 1906 the Balinese and Dutch were fighting over control of the island. One of the more positive historical points of interest is the Subak Museum, located close to the main bypass road. While the museum itself is nothing special, it documents one of the most important social/economic/cultural institutions in Bali, the Subak. Dating back to 600AD, Bali has been using a system of un-

mechanized rice cultivation and water management. Bali’s ability to produce an endless supply of rice year round is central to its history. The Subak controls management of the watercourses, stretching all the way to the highland lakes. A farmer cannot simply flood all his fields at the same time, or divert a main stream to access more water. The system is intricate and the Subak museum is the place where it’s officially documented. Yeh Gangga, Lalang Linggah and Balian to the west are beach environments around the area. Highlights of the area close to Tabanan include Taman Kupu Kupu (Butterfly Park) in Wanasari and Yeh Panas hot springs. Pura Tanah Lot is a 15-minute drive South from Tabanan. Tanah Lot Tanah Lot, one of the most popular places of interest in Bali, is located on the coast of West Bali, at the village of Beraban in the Tabanan Regency. It is also called Tanah Let, which means ancient land, and also Tanah Lod, which mean the land to the south. The temple Pura Tanah Lot, simple in its construction, is dramatic in its ocean-front location and is one of the main temples in the worship of Balinese gods. Tanah Lot has a long history in the world of tourism. The temple itself is built on a small promontory, which is only accessible at low tide. During high water the rock takes on the appearance of a large boat at sea, such is its shape. Poisonous snakes live in the nearby caves to ‘guard’the temple and contribute to the temple’s dangerous reputation. Sunset is the best time to visit Tanah lot, when the golden red skies frame the temple and waves crash into the rocks. It is advisable to avoid the tourist crush here, as it can be severe. BTN

government such as the nonstate actors, nongovernmental organizations, nonprofit agencies and anyone else to play an important role in their fields to increase the relationship of both neighboring countries. As a neighboring country, no matter how good the relationship was maintained, there were remained small ripples appearing that any time could damage the relationship. For example, two issues continuing to arise were about the matter of illegal fishing involving the Indonesian fishermen that were often arrested on account of violating the territory of Australia. Another issue was about asylum seekers. Most of them headed for Australia

WHERE TO GO . . .

but some must be detained in Indonesia. “It is no longer a bilateral but also regional issue,” said Primo while mentioning that Timor Leste also thought about the problem. In the official visit of Prime Minister Julia Gillard to Jakarta and met with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono some time ago, the two issues were also discussed aside from the handling of terrorism act that had become a global issue. So far, the position of trade business between the two countries was relatively balanced. Commodities imported from Australia consisted of gold, crude oil and other mining products. BTN

Klungkung, the Smallest Regency on the Island

KLUNGKUNG Ancient Kingdoms

This is the smallest regency in Bali. It covers only 121 square kilometers and includes three islands, Nusa Penida, Lembongan and Ceningan. Despite its size, its influence on Balinese culture has been powerful. It was here, in the shadow of the holy volcano Agung, that the princes and priests of Majapahit gathered in 1343 to continue the kingdom by setting up ‘Keraton’ in Samprangan, but within a couple of generations, they moved to Gelgel and then to Klungkung, in 1710. In the 16th century the Gods smiled on Gelgel when Dalem Baturenggong reached an impressive political and cultural achievement to earn his ‘golden age’ Kertha Gosa, which is situated in the central town of Semarapura, was the place for administration and traditional justice in the pre-colonial times by a council consisting of the great king and his priests. Next to the Kertha Gosa is Taman Gili, known as a Floating House (Bale Kambang) which was the King’s Guard’s headquarters. These two buildings are decorated with

Kamasan Traditional Paintings. A colonial building, located next to these two buildings, is Semarajaya Museum, collecting some handicraft of Klungkung, pre-historic and historic articles especially those used in the period of Klungkung’s heroic battle. In the southern part of the museum area, there stands the main gate of Semarapura Palace ‘Pemedal Agung’. The newest sight in Semarapura Town is Patung Kandapat Sari, situated at the main junction of Semarapura town. Some people consider this statue as the landmark of Klungkung Regency. Next to this landmark stands an historical monument known as Monument of Klungkung Heroic Battle. This monument is a cenotaph reminiscent of an event that once took place on April 28, 1908. It is well known as ‘Puputan’, a counter-defence of The Great King of Klungkung against the Dutch soldiers. Moving south of Semarapura town along the main road, one will arrive at the ‘under construction’ area of Tourism Villages, home of traditional Painting, Kamasan Village and Bali’s original capital, Gelgel. BTN of


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Consulates in Bali Australian Consulates General Bali (Incl. Canada, New Zaeland), Jl Tantular 32 Renon - Denpasar Ph. (0361) - 241118, Fax. (0361) 241120 Royal Danish & Norwegian Honorary, Mimpi Resort Hotel Jimbaran, Ph. 0361 - 701 070 ext. 32, Fax. 0361 - 701 073/4 Honorary Consulate of The Czech Republic, Jl. Pengembak 17 Sanur, Denpasar Ph. 0361 - 286 465, Fax. 0361 - 286 408 Consulate Agency France, Jl. Merta Sari Gang II No. 8 Sanur, Denpasar, Ph. 0361 - 285 485, Fax. 0361 - 286 406 Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Federal Republic of Germany, Jl. Pantai Karang 17 Sanur, Po. Box 3100 Denpasar 80228’ Ph. 0361 - 288 535, Fax. 0361 - 288 826 Honorary Consulate of The Republic of Hungary, Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai No. 219 Sanur, Ph. 0361 - 287 701, Fax. 0361 - 735 232 Consulate Italy, Lotus Enterprise Building, Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai Jimbaran, Nusa Dua, Ph/Fax. 0361 - 701 005 Honorary Consulate of Mexico, Puri Astina Putra Building, Jl. Moh Yamin 1 A Renon -Denpasar Po Box 3150 Denpasar Ph. 0361 - 223 266, Fax. 0361 - 244 568 Honorary Consulate of The Netherland, Jl. Raya Kuta 127 Kuta 80361, Po Box 3337 Denpasar 81001, Ph. 0361 - 761506, Fax. 0361 - 752 777 / 757 586 Honorary Consulate of Spain, Komplek Istana Kuta Galeria Blok Vallet 2 No. 11, Jl. Patih Jelantik, Kuta Bali, Ph. 0361 - 769 286, Fax. 0361 - 222426 Consulate Agency of USA, Jl. Hayam Wuruk310 Denpasar 80235, Ph. 0361 - 233 605, Fax. 0361 - 769 186 Consulate General of Japan at Denpasar, Jl. Raya Puputan No. 170 Renon Po Box 3432 Denpasar Ph. 0361 - 227 628, Fax. 0361 - 265 066, e-mail : denpasar@mofa.go.jp British Honorary Consulate, Jl. Tirta Nadi No 20 Sanur, Ph. 0361 - 270 601, Fax. 0361 - 287 804 Swiss and Austria Consulate Jl. Patih Jelantik Kompleks Istana Kuta Galeria Blok Valet 2 No. 12 Kuta, Ph. 0361 - 751 735, Fax. 0361 - 754 457

Regular Cultural Performances 1. Barong: - Suwung : Everyday 09.30 - 10.30 - Kesiman : Everyday 09.30 - 10.30 - Batubulan Village : Everyday 09.30 - 10.30 - Br. Abasan Singapadu : Everyday 09.30 - 10.30 - Padanggalak : 09.30 2. Kecak Dance: - Uluwatu Temple : Everyday 18.00 - 19.00 - Padang Tegal Ubud : Every Sunday 18.00 - 19.00 - Desa Baha : On Request 3. Kecak & Fire Dance: - Bona Kangin Gianyar : Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday 18.30 - 19.30 - Batubulan : Everyday 18.30 - 20.00 4. Legong Dance: - Peliatan Stage Peliatan : Every Friday 18.30 - 19.30 - Puri Dalem Puri Peliatan : Every Saturday 18.30 - 19.30 - Puri Peliatan, Ubud : Every Sunday 19.30 - 21.00 - Puri Saren, Ubud : Every Sunday 19.30 - 21.00 5. Shadow Puppet Show (Wayang Kulit): - Oka Kartini Tebesaya Peliatan : Every Friday 18.30 - 19.30 6. Tektekan Dance (Puri Night: Dance and Traditional Dinner): - Puri Anyar Kerambitan Tabanan : On Request 7. Leko & Janger Dance: - Puri Anyar Kerambitan Tabanan : On Request 8. Bimayu Dance Drama: - Panca Arta, Ubud : Every Thursday 20.00 9. Gabor Dance: - Ubud Kelod, Ubud : Every Thursday 19.30 - 20.30 10. Mahabrata The Epic: - Br. Teges, Peliatan : Every Thursday 19.30 - 20.00 11. Raja Pala Dance: - Ubud Kelod Ubud : Every Thursday 19.30 - 20.30 12. Calonarang Dance: - Hotel Menara Ubud : Every Friday 20.00 13. Ramayana: - Ubud Kelod, Ubud : Every Wednesday 19.30 - 21.00 14. Frog Dance: - Penjor Restaurant Sanur : Every Sunday 19.00 15.Parwa Ramayana: - Hotel Menara, Ubud : Every Tuesday, Wednesday 20.00 16.Joged Dance: - Penjor Restaurant Sanur : Every Wednesday 20.15 17.Janger Dance: - Penjor Restauran Sanur : Every Friday 20.15 18. Janger Dance: - Penjor Resturant : Every Saturday 20.15 19. Genjekan: - Sangeh Village : On Request 20. Debus and Reptile Demonstration: - Br. Werdhi Buana Mengwi : On Request

Calendar of Event Vol. XIII/ 1 (Dec 17 - 30 , 2010) 17rd _ Penampahan of Kuningan on Sukra (Friday), Wage . 18 th -Kuningan” holiday, the last day of Galungan celebrations, believed as the ascendant day of the ancestral holy-spirits and deities back to heaven on this day, special offering consisted of yellow rice and particular side-dishes are offered, while every family compound and temple looks amazing with ornaments made of young coconut leaves and flowers. – Temple Festival at: Pr. Taman Pule, Ds. Mas, Ubud. Pr. Ularan, Ds. Takmung, Klungkung Pr. Bukit Jati, Ds. Guliang Kawan, Bangli. Pr. Dalem, Ds. Tegaha, Batubulan. Pr. Dalem Tahak, Ds. Batubulan, Sukawati. Pr. Dalem, Ds. Batuaji, Batubulan. Pr. Dalem Tegaljaya, Batubulan. Pr. Jenengan Mas Pahit, Ds. Camenggaon, Sukawati. Pr. Dalem Ds. Guwang, Sukawati. Pr. Bukit Bangli. Pr. Sadha, Ds Kapal, Mengwi Pr. Sakenan, Ds. Serangan, Badung. Pr. Dalem Sanding, Ds. Tampak Siring. Pr. Dalem Tenggaling, Ds. Guliang, Bangli. Pr. Dukuh Tektek, Ds. Peguyangan, Denpasar. Pr. Dalem Agung Sri Nararya Kresna Kepakisan, Ds. Dukuh, Gelgel Klungkung. Pr. Panti/Perang Jempana, Ds. Timberah, Paksebali, Klungkung. Pr. Desa Adat Mekotekan, Ds. Munggu, Mengwi. Pr. Pucak Gede, Ds Luwus, Baturiti, Tabanan Pr. Pasek Gaduh, Grokgak Gede, Tabanan. Pr. Agung Taman Sari, Lanud Halim, Jakarta Timur. Pr. Dalem Purna Jati, Tanjung Puri, Tanjung Periuk Jakarta. Pr. Agung Blambangan, Banyuwangi, Jawa Timur. Pr. Kerti Bhuwana Waylunik, Tanjungkarang, Bandar Lampung, Sumatera. th 19 – Temple Festival at: Pr. Sakenan, Serangan, Denpasar. Pr. Dalem Jagaraga Buleleng. Pr. Batuaji, Ds. Ubung Tengah, Badung Pr.Dalem Pahuman Bhujangga, Ds. Penatih, Denpasar Timur. Pr. Pasek Gianyar, Ds. Kerobokan. Pr. Alas Harum, Ds. Batur Kintamani. Pr. Kawitan Dalem Empuaji, Br. Sala, Aan, Klungkung. Pr. Alas Angker, Ds. Munduk, Culali, Kintamani.

DIRECT ARRIVAL TOURISTS TO BALI (2006 - 2010)

The Top Six Arrival by Nationality (SEPTEMBER 2010)

Honorary Consulate Brazil Jl. Legian 186, Badung, Ph. 0361 - 757 775, Fax. 0361 - 751 005 Honorary Consulate Thailand Jl. Raya Puputan Renon 81, Denpasar, Ph. 0361 - 263 310, Fax. 0361 - 238 004

AUSTRALIA JAPANESE CHINA MALAYSIA GERMANY TAIWAN

Indian Cultural Centre (Embassy of India, Jakarta) Jl. Raya Puputan Renon No. 42 - 44 Denpasar - Bali Ph. 0361 - 241 978, Fax. 0361 - 241 980

67.072 26.045 17.133 13.964 10.281 11.298

TOTAL : 2.229.945

250000

Honorary Consulate of Sweden & Finland, C/O Hotel Segara Village, Jl. Segara Ayu Sanur, Ph. 0361 - 282 223, Fax. 0361 - 282 211

200000

Honorary Consule of Republic of Poland Jl. Petitenget II/1C, Kerobokan 80361 Kuta Bali Ph. 082 361 4329, Fax. : 0361 732165

Tourist Police Stations at Tourism Areas in Bali 1. Denpasar Area a. Tourist Assistance Centre (24 hours) WR Supratman Street, Ph : (0361) 224111 b. Denpasar City Police Station, Gunung Sanghyang Street, Denpasar. Phone (0361) 424346 – 422323 c. South Denpasar Police Sector, By Pass Ngurah Rai Sanur, Denpasar.Phone (0361) 288597 d. West Denpasar Police Sector, A Yani Street No 100, Denpasar. Phone (0361) 225456 e. East Denpasar Police Sector, Prof. Ida Bagus Mantra Street, Denpasar.Phone (0361) 464694 f. Kuta Police Sector, Kuta Street No. 141, Kuta Phone (0361) 751598 – 752110 g. South Kuta Police Sector, By Pass Ngurah Rai, Bualu-Nusa Dua. Phone (0361) 772110 h. Tourist Police Post, Pantai Kuta Street, Kuta i. Bualu Tourist Police Station, Bundaran Tugu Mandala of BTDC, Nusa Dua j. Tourist Police Station (24 hours), Jl. Double Six Beach, Kuta. 2. Badung Area a. Badung Police Station, Gusti Ngurah Rai Street, Mengwi.Phone (0361) 829949 b. Mengwi Police Sector, Gusti Ngurah Rai Street, Mengwi. Phone (0361) 411270 c. Petang Police Sector, Majapahit Street, Petang.Phone (0361) 813975 d. Abiansemal Police Sector, Ciung Wanara Street No. 80352, Blahkiuh. Phone (0361) 813972 e. North Kuta Police Sector, Canggu Street. Kuta. 3. Gianyar Area a. Gianyar Police Resort, Jln Ngurah Rai,Gianyar. Phone (0361) 293110 b. Ubud Sector Police Station, Andong Street, Ubud. Phone (0361) 975316 c. Sukawati Sector Police, Sukawati Street, Phone (0361) 298723 –298110 d. Tourist Police Station, Simpang Puri Ubud 4. Tabanan Area. a. Tabanan Police Resort, Pahlawan Street, Tabanan. Phone (0361) 811210 – 814445 b. Alas Kedaton Tourist Police Station. c. Tanah Lot Tourist Police Station, Kediri. Phone (0361) 812399 5. Singaraja Area a. Buleleng Police Resort, Pramuka Street, Singaraja. Phone (0362) 41510 – 21116 b. Lovina Tourist Police Station at Lovina 6. Klungkung Area a. Klungkung Police Resort, Untung Surapati Street No. 28. Phone (0366) 21115 b. Tourist Police Station at Goa Lawah tourism attraction

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161.169

SEA WAVES FORECAST

139.370

50000

164.643

100000 SOURCE : DEP. OF JUSTICE, BALI

Honorary Consul of The Slovak Republic Jl. Gunung Agung No. 93 Denpasar - 80118 Ph. (0361) 426171, Fax. : (0361) 426477, e-mail: konsulslowakbali@yahoo.com

2009

Honorary Consul of Malaysia Jl. Pantai Kuta, Legian, Ph. 0361 - 752 520, Fax. 0361 - 766 373 Honorary Consul of Chile Jl. Pengembak Gang I No. 3 Sanur - Bali Ph. (0361) 756781/281503, Facs. (0361) 756783, Hp. 081 139 4045

Distance between Tourist Interet (Kilometer)

150000

Bangli

FOREIGN EXCHANGE Most major countries, either bank notes or traveler’s checks are easily converted into rupiah (Indonesian currency) Bank and Money Changers can easily be found in the largest towns in Bali, but it is advisable to carry sufficient rupiah (RP) when traveling to the less popular areas of Bali. Almost all hotels and other bisiness will accept foreign currency, but usually at lower rate of exchange than offered by Bank’s Money Changers. For your convinience a bank is located at the Ngurah Rai International Airport. TELEPHONE SERVICE Bali is linked via satellite to all major countries of the world. International calls can be made (via the operator or IDD-007) from any private / business or hotel telephone.

Issued by Weather Forecast Centre, Department of Communication, Meteorological and Geophysical Agency Regional Office III

IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS Fire: 113; Police: 110; Ambulance: 118; Indonesian Red Cross: 225-465; Rescue Coordination Office: 751111; Directory Enquiries 108; International Operator: 101; Telemarketing Service Information: 162; Post Service Information: 161; Time: 103; Immigration Officer: 227828, 7510388; Public Hospital 227-911. AIRLINES

Tourist Police Stations at Tourism Areas in Bali 7. Bangli Area a. Bangli Police Resort, Merdeka Street No.98. Phone (0366) 91072 b. Tourist Police Station at Kintamani tourism attraction 8. Karangasem Area a. Karangasem Police Resort, Bhayangkara Street No. 1 Phone (0363) 21220 b. Tourist Police Station of Candidasa c. Tourist Police Station of Tulamben d. Tourist Police Station of Besakih 9. Jembrana Area a. Jembrana Police Resort, Pahlawan Street No. 27 Negara. Phone (0365) 41110 – 41198. b. Tourist Police Station at Rambut Siwi tourism area. SOURCE: PT. ANGKASA PURA I BANDAR UDARA NGURAH RAI

Garuda Indonesia, Jl. Sugianyar No. 5 Denpasar, Email : dpssssga@garudaindonesia.com, Sanur Beach Hotel 2nd Floor Ph:0361 287915, Nusa Dua Service center, Ph : 0361 770747, Fx : 0361 770174, Domestic Terminal Ph/Fx ; 0361 759764; Thai Airways International, Inna Grand Bali Beach 1st Floor Ph: 0361 288141, Fx: 0361 288063, Email thaibali@thaiairways.co.id, International Airport Ngurah Rai 2nd Floor International Departure Hall Ph: 0361 755064, Fx: 0361 755063 ; Qantas Airways, Inna Grand Bali Beach Hotel Arcade Ph: 288331, Fx: 0361 287331; Singapore Airlines 2nd Floor GOI Building International Airport, Ph: 0361 768388, Fx: 0361 768383, Email: restkg_DPS@singaporeair.com.sg, Ground Floor Ngurah Rai Internasional Passenger Terminal, Ph : 0361 761547, Fx : 0361 754190; Qatar Airways, Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel, Ph : 0361752222, Fx : 0361 753788 Wisti Sabha Building Ngurah Rai International Airport Room 12, 2nd Ph : 0361 760274, Fx : 0361 760275, Email: dpsoffice@id.qatarairways.com Japan Airlines, Gedung Rama Tour, Jl Raya Kuta-Tuban PH : 0361 764733, 757077, FX : 0361

757082, Email : jal@kayanmas.com; Cathay Pacific, 2 nd Floor Wisthi Sabha Building Ngurah Rai International Airport, Phone : 08041888888,Fax : 62 361 766935, www.cathaypacific.com, Telephone (call center) : 0804 1 888888,Email address : dps#rnt@cathaypacific.com; China Airlines, Wisti Sabha Building 2 nd Floor Room 19 Ngurah Rai Airport, Ph : 0361 754856/ 757298, Fx : 0361 757275 TOURIST INFORMATION The Department of Tourism (Bali) has six Information Centres where booklets and brochures can be obtained free of charge. Addresses: Ngurah Rai International Airport, Tuban, Phone: (0361) 751011; Bina Wisata Ubud, next to the village head’s in Ubud; Government Tourist Information Centre, Jl. Raya Kuta No. 2, Kuta - Badung, Kuta; Government Tourist Office, Jl. S. Parman Niti Mandala, Denpasar, Phone (0361) 222387, Buleleng Government Tourist Office, Jl. Veteran 23, Singaraja, Phone: (0361) 25141. IMMIGRATION Visitors coming to Bali by air from outside Indonesia must be in possesion of passport that is valid for at least 6 mounts and have with them upon arrivel either a return or onward ticket. Visitor’s requirement to pay VoA (Visa on Arrival) to the Bank, Ten dollars for seven days and twenty-five for thirty days. If you deny the agreement you must pay a fine of twenty-dollars. For more information please contact immigration office (0361) 764993. TIPS FOR TAKING TAXIS IN BALI 1. It is always best to order a taxi by phone especially at night. 2. If you hail a taxi on the street, be sure that the name of the taxi company is clearly marked on it. 3. Insist on using the meter. Don’t fall for driver who bargains or claims that his meter is broken. 4. In the taxi, note the taxi’s number and the driver’s ID. This may be handy if you want to register a complaint or trace belongings left behind. 5. In places such as Ubud, Sanur, and Kuta there are many people who offer you transportation services. If you must take any of their services, make sure you establish the price up front. 6. There are licenced taxis at Bali’s Airport. Avoid taking services from “brokers” who offer you transportation.

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Besakih

52

50

Candidasa

47

70

72

Denpasar

16

39

41

31

Gianyar

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46

48

21

7

36

43

15

57

26

155 Goa Gajah 191 33

Goa Lawah

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59

63

35

20

169 14

46

Gunung Kawi

41

38

13

85

54

219 61

28

74

26

23

27

47

16

181 23

10

36

38

Klungkung

57

80

82

10

41

144 31

67

45

95

57

20

38

71

67

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135 34

56

20

50

46

71

Lake Batur

59

82

84

12

43

146 33

69

47

97

59

2

79

Legian

86

106 139 89

100 125 88

97

112

99

66

101 Lovina

60

102 79

Amlapura

Kuta

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82

85

13

44

147 34

70

48

98

3

80

5

71

94

96

24

55

158 45

81

59

109 71

14

91

16 113

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Nusa Dua

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67

65

7

29

141 46

50

42

78

40

15

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17 96

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110 78

99

90

119 79

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88

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90 11

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110 85

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103 105 33

64

124 54

90

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118 80

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100

45 89

46

57

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78

Tanah Lot

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52

23

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157 6

39

20

67

29

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35 106

36

47

30

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56

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101 103 31

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166 78

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102

Ngurah Rai Airport

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Your guide to this island

Consulates in Bali Australian Consulates General Bali (Incl. Canada, New Zaeland), Jl Tantular 32 Renon - Denpasar Ph. (0361) - 241118, Fax. (0361) 241120 Royal Danish & Norwegian Honorary, Mimpi Resort Hotel Jimbaran, Ph. 0361 - 701 070 ext. 32, Fax. 0361 - 701 073/4 Honorary Consulate of The Czech Republic, Jl. Pengembak 17 Sanur, Denpasar Ph. 0361 - 286 465, Fax. 0361 - 286 408 Consulate Agency France, Jl. Merta Sari Gang II No. 8 Sanur, Denpasar, Ph. 0361 - 285 485, Fax. 0361 - 286 406 Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Federal Republic of Germany, Jl. Pantai Karang 17 Sanur, Po. Box 3100 Denpasar 80228’ Ph. 0361 - 288 535, Fax. 0361 - 288 826 Honorary Consulate of The Republic of Hungary, Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai No. 219 Sanur, Ph. 0361 - 287 701, Fax. 0361 - 735 232 Consulate Italy, Lotus Enterprise Building, Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai Jimbaran, Nusa Dua, Ph/Fax. 0361 - 701 005 Honorary Consulate of Mexico, Puri Astina Putra Building, Jl. Moh Yamin 1 A Renon -Denpasar Po Box 3150 Denpasar Ph. 0361 - 223 266, Fax. 0361 - 244 568 Honorary Consulate of The Netherland, Jl. Raya Kuta 127 Kuta 80361, Po Box 3337 Denpasar 81001, Ph. 0361 - 761506, Fax. 0361 - 752 777 / 757 586 Honorary Consulate of Spain, Komplek Istana Kuta Galeria Blok Vallet 2 No. 11, Jl. Patih Jelantik, Kuta Bali, Ph. 0361 - 769 286, Fax. 0361 - 222426 Consulate Agency of USA, Jl. Hayam Wuruk310 Denpasar 80235, Ph. 0361 - 233 605, Fax. 0361 - 769 186 Consulate General of Japan at Denpasar, Jl. Raya Puputan No. 170 Renon Po Box 3432 Denpasar Ph. 0361 - 227 628, Fax. 0361 - 265 066, e-mail : denpasar@mofa.go.jp British Honorary Consulate, Jl. Tirta Nadi No 20 Sanur, Ph. 0361 - 270 601, Fax. 0361 - 287 804 Swiss and Austria Consulate Jl. Patih Jelantik Kompleks Istana Kuta Galeria Blok Valet 2 No. 12 Kuta, Ph. 0361 - 751 735, Fax. 0361 - 754 457

Regular Cultural Performances 1. Barong: - Suwung : Everyday 09.30 - 10.30 - Kesiman : Everyday 09.30 - 10.30 - Batubulan Village : Everyday 09.30 - 10.30 - Br. Abasan Singapadu : Everyday 09.30 - 10.30 - Padanggalak : 09.30 2. Kecak Dance: - Uluwatu Temple : Everyday 18.00 - 19.00 - Padang Tegal Ubud : Every Sunday 18.00 - 19.00 - Desa Baha : On Request 3. Kecak & Fire Dance: - Bona Kangin Gianyar : Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday 18.30 - 19.30 - Batubulan : Everyday 18.30 - 20.00 4. Legong Dance: - Peliatan Stage Peliatan : Every Friday 18.30 - 19.30 - Puri Dalem Puri Peliatan : Every Saturday 18.30 - 19.30 - Puri Peliatan, Ubud : Every Sunday 19.30 - 21.00 - Puri Saren, Ubud : Every Sunday 19.30 - 21.00 5. Shadow Puppet Show (Wayang Kulit): - Oka Kartini Tebesaya Peliatan : Every Friday 18.30 - 19.30 6. Tektekan Dance (Puri Night: Dance and Traditional Dinner): - Puri Anyar Kerambitan Tabanan : On Request 7. Leko & Janger Dance: - Puri Anyar Kerambitan Tabanan : On Request 8. Bimayu Dance Drama: - Panca Arta, Ubud : Every Thursday 20.00 9. Gabor Dance: - Ubud Kelod, Ubud : Every Thursday 19.30 - 20.30 10. Mahabrata The Epic: - Br. Teges, Peliatan : Every Thursday 19.30 - 20.00 11. Raja Pala Dance: - Ubud Kelod Ubud : Every Thursday 19.30 - 20.30 12. Calonarang Dance: - Hotel Menara Ubud : Every Friday 20.00 13. Ramayana: - Ubud Kelod, Ubud : Every Wednesday 19.30 - 21.00 14. Frog Dance: - Penjor Restaurant Sanur : Every Sunday 19.00 15.Parwa Ramayana: - Hotel Menara, Ubud : Every Tuesday, Wednesday 20.00 16.Joged Dance: - Penjor Restaurant Sanur : Every Wednesday 20.15 17.Janger Dance: - Penjor Restauran Sanur : Every Friday 20.15 18. Janger Dance: - Penjor Resturant : Every Saturday 20.15 19. Genjekan: - Sangeh Village : On Request 20. Debus and Reptile Demonstration: - Br. Werdhi Buana Mengwi : On Request

Calendar of Event Vol. XIII/ 1 (Dec 17 - 30 , 2010) 17rd _ Penampahan of Kuningan on Sukra (Friday), Wage . 18 th -Kuningan” holiday, the last day of Galungan celebrations, believed as the ascendant day of the ancestral holy-spirits and deities back to heaven on this day, special offering consisted of yellow rice and particular side-dishes are offered, while every family compound and temple looks amazing with ornaments made of young coconut leaves and flowers. – Temple Festival at: Pr. Taman Pule, Ds. Mas, Ubud. Pr. Ularan, Ds. Takmung, Klungkung Pr. Bukit Jati, Ds. Guliang Kawan, Bangli. Pr. Dalem, Ds. Tegaha, Batubulan. Pr. Dalem Tahak, Ds. Batubulan, Sukawati. Pr. Dalem, Ds. Batuaji, Batubulan. Pr. Dalem Tegaljaya, Batubulan. Pr. Jenengan Mas Pahit, Ds. Camenggaon, Sukawati. Pr. Dalem Ds. Guwang, Sukawati. Pr. Bukit Bangli. Pr. Sadha, Ds Kapal, Mengwi Pr. Sakenan, Ds. Serangan, Badung. Pr. Dalem Sanding, Ds. Tampak Siring. Pr. Dalem Tenggaling, Ds. Guliang, Bangli. Pr. Dukuh Tektek, Ds. Peguyangan, Denpasar. Pr. Dalem Agung Sri Nararya Kresna Kepakisan, Ds. Dukuh, Gelgel Klungkung. Pr. Panti/Perang Jempana, Ds. Timberah, Paksebali, Klungkung. Pr. Desa Adat Mekotekan, Ds. Munggu, Mengwi. Pr. Pucak Gede, Ds Luwus, Baturiti, Tabanan Pr. Pasek Gaduh, Grokgak Gede, Tabanan. Pr. Agung Taman Sari, Lanud Halim, Jakarta Timur. Pr. Dalem Purna Jati, Tanjung Puri, Tanjung Periuk Jakarta. Pr. Agung Blambangan, Banyuwangi, Jawa Timur. Pr. Kerti Bhuwana Waylunik, Tanjungkarang, Bandar Lampung, Sumatera. th 19 – Temple Festival at: Pr. Sakenan, Serangan, Denpasar. Pr. Dalem Jagaraga Buleleng. Pr. Batuaji, Ds. Ubung Tengah, Badung Pr.Dalem Pahuman Bhujangga, Ds. Penatih, Denpasar Timur. Pr. Pasek Gianyar, Ds. Kerobokan. Pr. Alas Harum, Ds. Batur Kintamani. Pr. Kawitan Dalem Empuaji, Br. Sala, Aan, Klungkung. Pr. Alas Angker, Ds. Munduk, Culali, Kintamani.

DIRECT ARRIVAL TOURISTS TO BALI (2006 - 2010)

The Top Six Arrival by Nationality (SEPTEMBER 2010)

Honorary Consulate Brazil Jl. Legian 186, Badung, Ph. 0361 - 757 775, Fax. 0361 - 751 005 Honorary Consulate Thailand Jl. Raya Puputan Renon 81, Denpasar, Ph. 0361 - 263 310, Fax. 0361 - 238 004

AUSTRALIA JAPANESE CHINA MALAYSIA GERMANY TAIWAN

Indian Cultural Centre (Embassy of India, Jakarta) Jl. Raya Puputan Renon No. 42 - 44 Denpasar - Bali Ph. 0361 - 241 978, Fax. 0361 - 241 980

67.072 26.045 17.133 13.964 10.281 11.298

TOTAL : 2.229.945

250000

Honorary Consulate of Sweden & Finland, C/O Hotel Segara Village, Jl. Segara Ayu Sanur, Ph. 0361 - 282 223, Fax. 0361 - 282 211

200000

Honorary Consule of Republic of Poland Jl. Petitenget II/1C, Kerobokan 80361 Kuta Bali Ph. 082 361 4329, Fax. : 0361 732165

Tourist Police Stations at Tourism Areas in Bali 1. Denpasar Area a. Tourist Assistance Centre (24 hours) WR Supratman Street, Ph : (0361) 224111 b. Denpasar City Police Station, Gunung Sanghyang Street, Denpasar. Phone (0361) 424346 – 422323 c. South Denpasar Police Sector, By Pass Ngurah Rai Sanur, Denpasar.Phone (0361) 288597 d. West Denpasar Police Sector, A Yani Street No 100, Denpasar. Phone (0361) 225456 e. East Denpasar Police Sector, Prof. Ida Bagus Mantra Street, Denpasar.Phone (0361) 464694 f. Kuta Police Sector, Kuta Street No. 141, Kuta Phone (0361) 751598 – 752110 g. South Kuta Police Sector, By Pass Ngurah Rai, Bualu-Nusa Dua. Phone (0361) 772110 h. Tourist Police Post, Pantai Kuta Street, Kuta i. Bualu Tourist Police Station, Bundaran Tugu Mandala of BTDC, Nusa Dua j. Tourist Police Station (24 hours), Jl. Double Six Beach, Kuta. 2. Badung Area a. Badung Police Station, Gusti Ngurah Rai Street, Mengwi.Phone (0361) 829949 b. Mengwi Police Sector, Gusti Ngurah Rai Street, Mengwi. Phone (0361) 411270 c. Petang Police Sector, Majapahit Street, Petang.Phone (0361) 813975 d. Abiansemal Police Sector, Ciung Wanara Street No. 80352, Blahkiuh. Phone (0361) 813972 e. North Kuta Police Sector, Canggu Street. Kuta. 3. Gianyar Area a. Gianyar Police Resort, Jln Ngurah Rai,Gianyar. Phone (0361) 293110 b. Ubud Sector Police Station, Andong Street, Ubud. Phone (0361) 975316 c. Sukawati Sector Police, Sukawati Street, Phone (0361) 298723 –298110 d. Tourist Police Station, Simpang Puri Ubud 4. Tabanan Area. a. Tabanan Police Resort, Pahlawan Street, Tabanan. Phone (0361) 811210 – 814445 b. Alas Kedaton Tourist Police Station. c. Tanah Lot Tourist Police Station, Kediri. Phone (0361) 812399 5. Singaraja Area a. Buleleng Police Resort, Pramuka Street, Singaraja. Phone (0362) 41510 – 21116 b. Lovina Tourist Police Station at Lovina 6. Klungkung Area a. Klungkung Police Resort, Untung Surapati Street No. 28. Phone (0366) 21115 b. Tourist Police Station at Goa Lawah tourism attraction

SEA 0.5 0.75 0.75 0.5 0.75 0.5 0.75

WAVES - 1.75 - 2.75 - 2.75 - 2.5 - 1.75 - 1.75 - 1.75

meters meters meters meters meters meters meters

182.556

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210.935

208.185

224.236

222.441

190.617

181.983

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(December 17 - 30, 2010) AREA Kuta Nusa Dua Suluban (Uluwatu) Padang Bai Menjangan Island Lovina Tulamben

161.169

SEA WAVES FORECAST

139.370

50000

164.643

100000 SOURCE : DEP. OF JUSTICE, BALI

Honorary Consul of The Slovak Republic Jl. Gunung Agung No. 93 Denpasar - 80118 Ph. (0361) 426171, Fax. : (0361) 426477, e-mail: konsulslowakbali@yahoo.com

2009

Honorary Consul of Malaysia Jl. Pantai Kuta, Legian, Ph. 0361 - 752 520, Fax. 0361 - 766 373 Honorary Consul of Chile Jl. Pengembak Gang I No. 3 Sanur - Bali Ph. (0361) 756781/281503, Facs. (0361) 756783, Hp. 081 139 4045

Distance between Tourist Interet (Kilometer)

150000

Bangli

FOREIGN EXCHANGE Most major countries, either bank notes or traveler’s checks are easily converted into rupiah (Indonesian currency) Bank and Money Changers can easily be found in the largest towns in Bali, but it is advisable to carry sufficient rupiah (RP) when traveling to the less popular areas of Bali. Almost all hotels and other bisiness will accept foreign currency, but usually at lower rate of exchange than offered by Bank’s Money Changers. For your convinience a bank is located at the Ngurah Rai International Airport. TELEPHONE SERVICE Bali is linked via satellite to all major countries of the world. International calls can be made (via the operator or IDD-007) from any private / business or hotel telephone.

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IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS Fire: 113; Police: 110; Ambulance: 118; Indonesian Red Cross: 225-465; Rescue Coordination Office: 751111; Directory Enquiries 108; International Operator: 101; Telemarketing Service Information: 162; Post Service Information: 161; Time: 103; Immigration Officer: 227828, 7510388; Public Hospital 227-911. AIRLINES

Tourist Police Stations at Tourism Areas in Bali 7. Bangli Area a. Bangli Police Resort, Merdeka Street No.98. Phone (0366) 91072 b. Tourist Police Station at Kintamani tourism attraction 8. Karangasem Area a. Karangasem Police Resort, Bhayangkara Street No. 1 Phone (0363) 21220 b. Tourist Police Station of Candidasa c. Tourist Police Station of Tulamben d. Tourist Police Station of Besakih 9. Jembrana Area a. Jembrana Police Resort, Pahlawan Street No. 27 Negara. Phone (0365) 41110 – 41198. b. Tourist Police Station at Rambut Siwi tourism area. SOURCE: PT. ANGKASA PURA I BANDAR UDARA NGURAH RAI

Garuda Indonesia, Jl. Sugianyar No. 5 Denpasar, Email : dpssssga@garudaindonesia.com, Sanur Beach Hotel 2nd Floor Ph:0361 287915, Nusa Dua Service center, Ph : 0361 770747, Fx : 0361 770174, Domestic Terminal Ph/Fx ; 0361 759764; Thai Airways International, Inna Grand Bali Beach 1st Floor Ph: 0361 288141, Fx: 0361 288063, Email thaibali@thaiairways.co.id, International Airport Ngurah Rai 2nd Floor International Departure Hall Ph: 0361 755064, Fx: 0361 755063 ; Qantas Airways, Inna Grand Bali Beach Hotel Arcade Ph: 288331, Fx: 0361 287331; Singapore Airlines 2nd Floor GOI Building International Airport, Ph: 0361 768388, Fx: 0361 768383, Email: restkg_DPS@singaporeair.com.sg, Ground Floor Ngurah Rai Internasional Passenger Terminal, Ph : 0361 761547, Fx : 0361 754190; Qatar Airways, Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel, Ph : 0361752222, Fx : 0361 753788 Wisti Sabha Building Ngurah Rai International Airport Room 12, 2nd Ph : 0361 760274, Fx : 0361 760275, Email: dpsoffice@id.qatarairways.com Japan Airlines, Gedung Rama Tour, Jl Raya Kuta-Tuban PH : 0361 764733, 757077, FX : 0361

757082, Email : jal@kayanmas.com; Cathay Pacific, 2 nd Floor Wisthi Sabha Building Ngurah Rai International Airport, Phone : 08041888888,Fax : 62 361 766935, www.cathaypacific.com, Telephone (call center) : 0804 1 888888,Email address : dps#rnt@cathaypacific.com; China Airlines, Wisti Sabha Building 2 nd Floor Room 19 Ngurah Rai Airport, Ph : 0361 754856/ 757298, Fx : 0361 757275 TOURIST INFORMATION The Department of Tourism (Bali) has six Information Centres where booklets and brochures can be obtained free of charge. Addresses: Ngurah Rai International Airport, Tuban, Phone: (0361) 751011; Bina Wisata Ubud, next to the village head’s in Ubud; Government Tourist Information Centre, Jl. Raya Kuta No. 2, Kuta - Badung, Kuta; Government Tourist Office, Jl. S. Parman Niti Mandala, Denpasar, Phone (0361) 222387, Buleleng Government Tourist Office, Jl. Veteran 23, Singaraja, Phone: (0361) 25141. IMMIGRATION Visitors coming to Bali by air from outside Indonesia must be in possesion of passport that is valid for at least 6 mounts and have with them upon arrivel either a return or onward ticket. Visitor’s requirement to pay VoA (Visa on Arrival) to the Bank, Ten dollars for seven days and twenty-five for thirty days. If you deny the agreement you must pay a fine of twenty-dollars. For more information please contact immigration office (0361) 764993. TIPS FOR TAKING TAXIS IN BALI 1. It is always best to order a taxi by phone especially at night. 2. If you hail a taxi on the street, be sure that the name of the taxi company is clearly marked on it. 3. Insist on using the meter. Don’t fall for driver who bargains or claims that his meter is broken. 4. In the taxi, note the taxi’s number and the driver’s ID. This may be handy if you want to register a complaint or trace belongings left behind. 5. In places such as Ubud, Sanur, and Kuta there are many people who offer you transportation services. If you must take any of their services, make sure you establish the price up front. 6. There are licenced taxis at Bali’s Airport. Avoid taking services from “brokers” who offer you transportation.

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Besakih

52

50

Candidasa

47

70

72

Denpasar

16

39

41

31

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46

48

21

7

36

43

15

57

26

155 Goa Gajah 191 33

Goa Lawah

36

59

63

35

20

169 14

46

Gunung Kawi

41

38

13

85

54

219 61

28

74

26

23

27

47

16

181 23

10

36

38

Klungkung

57

80

82

10

41

144 31

67

45

95

57

20

38

71

67

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135 34

56

20

50

46

71

Lake Batur

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82

84

12

43

146 33

69

47

97

59

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Legian

86

106 139 89

100 125 88

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112

99

66

101 Lovina

60

102 79

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Kuta

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82

85

13

44

147 34

70

48

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80

5

71

94

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24

55

158 45

81

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109 71

14

91

16 113

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Nusa Dua

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67

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141 46

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78

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15

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17 96

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110 78

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119 79

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110 85

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103 105 33

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124 54

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118 80

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45 89

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Tanah Lot

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52

23

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157 6

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29

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36

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101 103 31

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165 52

98

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166 78

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23 120

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109

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102

Ngurah Rai Airport

Sanur Singaraja

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December 17 - 30, 2010 Your guide to this island

Your guide to this island

Australian Tourists Not Influenced by Travel Advisory

WHERE TO GO . . .

Denpasar City Tour DENPASAR In the City

river, called Kumbasari Market because the local society will feel that their shopping experience would be incomplete without going to the Kumbasari Market, especially for the Balinese who want to buy their ceremonial items. Kumbasari Market sells costume and clothing items at prices relatively cheaper than clothing items sold at the shops in Gajah Mada Street which are mostly owned by citizens of Chinese clan. Kumbasari Market was previously called Peken Payuk (pot market); it sold such items as gerabah (jar like pot), cobek (clay plates), paso (clay buckets), caratan (clay water jug), jeding (clay barrel), penyantokan (mixer from clay), coblong (clay cup),

kekeb (rice cover) and others. All of these items are used as kitchenware and for ceremony. Since this market was most popular as a place to sell payuk/ pot, hence Kumbasari Market in the past was referred to as Peken Payuk or pot market. The location of Denpasar Market is encircled by shops along the street of Gajah Mada. On the right side there is Sulawesi Street which is famous for textiles. Denpasar Traditional Market is progressively strengthening the identity of Denpasar’s economic center which is open 24 hours and is never silent or empty of visitors.

At traditional market, you will find transactions taking place between buyers and merchants with multifarious merchandise to satisfy life’s daily needs such as kitchen supplies, appliances required for Hindu ritual, fruits and tra-

It is one of the short tours in Bali, which takes around 4 - 5 hours. The tour will bring you to the unique places like traditional market where you can see the local society perform their activities in the market.

Traditional Market Badung Traditional Market located on the main road, Gajah Mada Street, is the center of the town’s economics. This area has become a shopping centre of Bali. This market cannot be discharged from the existing market across Badung’s

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Bali Struggle Monument-Bajra Sandhi This monument is erected in the middle of Denpasar civic center, Renon. It is a symbol of Bali people’s struggle to gain independence after the Dutch Colonials retreated from this country. This monument immortalizes the soul and spirit of Bali people’s struggle. It also aims to take care of and develop and preserve the Balinese culture for future generations. BTN

he matter was revealed by the Indonesian ambassador to Australia, Primo Ali Julianto, to reporters of Bali Travel News, Gde Palgunadi, who participated in the Bilateral Indonesian Inter-Media Dialogue in Canberra on Monday (Nov 6). There were several reasons revealed, namely the long history of Australians in relationship to the Balinese, geographic proximity and

price of the package tours offered by the perpetrators of Indonesian tourism. “So far, there is no problem in applying for a visa. Everything has run smoothly and flourishingly,” said Primo, a career diplomat who had a wealth of experience in the service in Brazil, Venezuela and New Zealand. From a few conversations of Bali Post with some Australian journalists, the

coverage about Indonesia (especially Bali) did not only involve in tourism but also other things. Similarly, it also concerned with the controversial penalty of Schapelle Corby and the Bali Nine. Related to this matter, the Ambassador Primo said that the focus was only on the implementation of the death penalty. Most went against the death penalty, while some others supported the penalty. However, added Primo, the Australian public was aware that it was the full jurisdiction of Indonesia. In general, the current relationship of Australia-the Indonesia was intimate and lovingly. For that purpose, Primo invited all components outside the

WHERE TO GO . . .

WHERE TO GO . . . The Center of Art

Jagatnata Temple Jagatnata Temple is the biggest Hindu temple in Denpasar town, which many Hindu people in Denpasar visit to pray, particularly on full moon and new moon. This temple is full of religious and artistic ornaments. In the center of temple area, there is a high temple building encircled by the fertile tropical garden. From the entrance gate to the temple building you will find the Balinese decorations full of meaning to Hindu devotees. Bali Museum Bali Museum is located right next door to Jaganata Temple and in this museum you will find a lot of the ancient artifacts of prehistory which have very high artistic value. The collection in this museum provides a different experience on your tour. If the museum is not opened on the day of your tour, we will offer the alternative to visit Bali Art Center to see the biggest open theater in Denpasar town.

Places of Interest

GIANYAR

ditional clothes. In this market, you will see the local people, especially the women who carry extremely heavy items in a big basket balanced on their heads.

Pura Gunung Kawi Sebatu

TABANAN

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ura Gunung Kawi Sebatu is in Tampaksiring district that exists from Ubud to the north in 10 Kms. It is not very large , but, it is a quiet temple which surroundings were enclosed by the forest. There is a fountain where the clear water called “Holy fountain” begins to spring in the temple. Bad king Maya Denawa was defeated by the army of Dewa Indra because of the fight that happened in Tampaksiring village. Then, bad king Maya Denawa ran away to Subatu village on the west side of Tampaksiring village. All villagers were frighten because of the appearance of Bad king Maya Denawa, and ran away from the village at that time. God Vishnu saw confusion of people in Sebatu village. People who ran away from this village were neither the eaten one nor the drinking water, and were embarrassed very much. Then, Vishnu gave the spring water for them. And, the souls including Vishnu challenged Maya Denawa to a fight. The bad king Maya Denawa to whom the forces had already failed was driven to Petanu river, and killed. The villagers built a small shrine in the place for the savior Vishnu. It is said that this is the starting point of Pura Gunung Kawi Sebatu. The temple is like the park, and

Tabanan Regency Rainbow over ricefields

there is settled quiet, atmosphere. A lot of fish are swimming in the fountain in the temple. Feelings are healed when is in this temple that overflows in beautiful water and green. The sound where the spring water flows to the having a bath place is very comfortable. Water is clear and it is popular as the temple where holy water springs up to people. Local and tourist’s lovers are often seen to feel time pass

peacefully. This temple is 15 minutes by car from Pura Tirta Empul. It is recommended to stop by this temple by all means if going to Pura Tirta Empul. It will be healed very much by this temple done remaining quiet very much in a relaxed manner. To access the temple from the airport Ngurah Rai around for one and half hour by car, and its open

for visitor at 07:00 till 18:00 Wita. The visitors should use breechcloth and the string (Slendang-Balinese) for visiting a shrine. BTN

Tabanan is the name of one district and town in Bali. Though Tabanan is not really a tourist town there are still some interesting aspects to it. Back in 1906 the Balinese and Dutch were fighting over control of the island. One of the more positive historical points of interest is the Subak Museum, located close to the main bypass road. While the museum itself is nothing special, it documents one of the most important social/economic/cultural institutions in Bali, the Subak. Dating back to 600AD, Bali has been using a system of un-

mechanized rice cultivation and water management. Bali’s ability to produce an endless supply of rice year round is central to its history. The Subak controls management of the watercourses, stretching all the way to the highland lakes. A farmer cannot simply flood all his fields at the same time, or divert a main stream to access more water. The system is intricate and the Subak museum is the place where it’s officially documented. Yeh Gangga, Lalang Linggah and Balian to the west are beach environments around the area. Highlights of the area close to Tabanan include Taman Kupu Kupu (Butterfly Park) in Wanasari and Yeh Panas hot springs. Pura Tanah Lot is a 15-minute drive South from Tabanan. Tanah Lot Tanah Lot, one of the most popular places of interest in Bali, is located on the coast of West Bali, at the village of Beraban in the Tabanan Regency. It is also called Tanah Let, which means ancient land, and also Tanah Lod, which mean the land to the south. The temple Pura Tanah Lot, simple in its construction, is dramatic in its ocean-front location and is one of the main temples in the worship of Balinese gods. Tanah Lot has a long history in the world of tourism. The temple itself is built on a small promontory, which is only accessible at low tide. During high water the rock takes on the appearance of a large boat at sea, such is its shape. Poisonous snakes live in the nearby caves to ‘guard’the temple and contribute to the temple’s dangerous reputation. Sunset is the best time to visit Tanah lot, when the golden red skies frame the temple and waves crash into the rocks. It is advisable to avoid the tourist crush here, as it can be severe. BTN

government such as the nonstate actors, nongovernmental organizations, nonprofit agencies and anyone else to play an important role in their fields to increase the relationship of both neighboring countries. As a neighboring country, no matter how good the relationship was maintained, there were remained small ripples appearing that any time could damage the relationship. For example, two issues continuing to arise were about the matter of illegal fishing involving the Indonesian fishermen that were often arrested on account of violating the territory of Australia. Another issue was about asylum seekers. Most of them headed for Australia

WHERE TO GO . . .

but some must be detained in Indonesia. “It is no longer a bilateral but also regional issue,” said Primo while mentioning that Timor Leste also thought about the problem. In the official visit of Prime Minister Julia Gillard to Jakarta and met with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono some time ago, the two issues were also discussed aside from the handling of terrorism act that had become a global issue. So far, the position of trade business between the two countries was relatively balanced. Commodities imported from Australia consisted of gold, crude oil and other mining products. BTN

Klungkung, the Smallest Regency on the Island

KLUNGKUNG Ancient Kingdoms

This is the smallest regency in Bali. It covers only 121 square kilometers and includes three islands, Nusa Penida, Lembongan and Ceningan. Despite its size, its influence on Balinese culture has been powerful. It was here, in the shadow of the holy volcano Agung, that the princes and priests of Majapahit gathered in 1343 to continue the kingdom by setting up ‘Keraton’ in Samprangan, but within a couple of generations, they moved to Gelgel and then to Klungkung, in 1710. In the 16th century the Gods smiled on Gelgel when Dalem Baturenggong reached an impressive political and cultural achievement to earn his ‘golden age’ Kertha Gosa, which is situated in the central town of Semarapura, was the place for administration and traditional justice in the pre-colonial times by a council consisting of the great king and his priests. Next to the Kertha Gosa is Taman Gili, known as a Floating House (Bale Kambang) which was the King’s Guard’s headquarters. These two buildings are decorated with

Kamasan Traditional Paintings. A colonial building, located next to these two buildings, is Semarajaya Museum, collecting some handicraft of Klungkung, pre-historic and historic articles especially those used in the period of Klungkung’s heroic battle. In the southern part of the museum area, there stands the main gate of Semarapura Palace ‘Pemedal Agung’. The newest sight in Semarapura Town is Patung Kandapat Sari, situated at the main junction of Semarapura town. Some people consider this statue as the landmark of Klungkung Regency. Next to this landmark stands an historical monument known as Monument of Klungkung Heroic Battle. This monument is a cenotaph reminiscent of an event that once took place on April 28, 1908. It is well known as ‘Puputan’, a counter-defence of The Great King of Klungkung against the Dutch soldiers. Moving south of Semarapura town along the main road, one will arrive at the ‘under construction’ area of Tourism Villages, home of traditional Painting, Kamasan Village and Bali’s original capital, Gelgel. BTN of


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Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal

Tourism Attractions in Badung Regency Ubud Hotels Association The Ubud Hotels Association (UHA) is a non-profit, non-government organization whose regular membership is comprised primarily of hoteliers with a category of allied members who actively service the hospitality industry. UHA is an active participant in major decision-making bodies affecting the growth development and maintenance of the tourism industry. The Ubud Hotels Association will encourage and support the sustainable growth of member hotels through lobbying efforts, national and international linkages, marketing initiatives and training opportunities. Mission The UHA will encourage and support the sustainable growth of member hotels through lobbying efforts,

ing on the river Ayung’s west side is amazing, for besides the enjoyment of challenging rapids, the panorama of this beautiful, intact nature area is highlighted by the appearance of wild animals along the rafting route such as big bats, black monkeys, and more.

national and international linkages, marketing initiatives and training opportunities.To maintain active partnerships and links both internationally and locally with Government ministries, nongovernment agencies, associations and individuals to further the improvement of the tourism industry. To be a proactive and reactive lobbying force with the Government of Ubud for the benefit of the accommodation sector.To organize and support relevant and affordable workshops, seminars, and training opportunities for the tourism Industry. To organize, facilitate and support productive sales, advertising and marketing opportunities for members through co-operative advertising programs.

You can send us your request or comments about Ubud Hotel Association directly to secretary@ubudhotelsassociation.com Or contact Nandini Bali Jungle Resort & Spa Ubud(Attn : Mr. Hery Sumawan) Br. Susut, Desa Buahan, Payangan, Gianyar Bali - Indonesia T. +62-361 982 777 F. +62-361 982 727

BADUNG The Center of Tourism

Banjar Jati Desa Sebatu Kecamatan Tegallalang P.O.Box 4 Ubud Gianyar Bali 80572 Indonesia Phone. (62 361) 901 888 Fax. (62 361) 901 999 Email: info@bagusjati.com, For Japanese: japan@bagusjati.com www.bagusjati.com

Nusa Dua It means ‘two islands’ in Bahasa Indonesia. This is one of the premier resort areas in the world. The area is located 20 minutes south of the Ngurah Rai International Airport, Denpasar and is a short drive to many of Bali’s attractions and beautiful beaches. This is the home of many of Bali’s world-class luxury resort hotels.

Legian, Seminyak, Petitenget Beach These beautiful beaches are several kilometers north of Kuta. Like its neighboring beaches, these offer a refuge for surfers. There are also many facilities for tourists as the result of the Kuta north expansion. Sangeh “Monkey Forest” Sangeh is the village whose northern part covers about 14 hectares of a holy homogeny forest of ‘Pala’ trees with hundreds of monkey inhabitants. The trees cannot be found on any other part of Bali and their existence in this village remains a mystery. Look for a lovely mossy temple, which is hidden amongst the tall and gracious ‘Pala’ trees.

Jimbaran Beach This area is just south of Kedonganan beach and has a very beautiful white sand beach area and clear seawater that is suitable for

Ayung River Rafting The river Ayung is the longest and largest river in Bali, and along this river, white water rafting was first introduced in Bali. To experience raft-

Kedewatan, Ubud Bali, Indonesia mailing address PO Box 33, Ubud 80571, Indonesia tel: (62) 361 975 333 , fax: (62) 361 975 335 email: amandari@amanresorts.com www.amanresorts.com

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Mara River Safari Lodge Bali Safari and Marine Park

The Purist Villas & Spa Jl. Bypass Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra Km. 19,8 Gianyar 80551 - Bali - Indonesia Telp. (62) 361 950 000 (hunting), Direct: +62 361 747 5000 Fax. + 62 361 950 555 email: info@marariversafarilodge.com website: www.marariversafarilodge.com,

Warwick Ibah LuxuryVillas& Spa Kedewatan, Ubud - Gianyar Bali - Indonesia Tel: +62.361.980.252 Fax: +62.361.980.253 Email: reservation@puriwulandari.net www.puriwulandari.net

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Chapung Se Bali Banjar Sebali Tegallalang Gianyar Bali Indonesia 80561 Ph : +62 361 7800 940 Email :info@chapung.com www.chapung.com

PO Box 193, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia Tel: 62-361-974466 Fax: 62-361-974467 res.ibah@warwickhotels.com www.warwickibah.com

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Jungle Resort & Spa Ubud

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Villas & Spa The Mension Jl. Penestanan, Sayan, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia Tel: +62 361 972 616 FaX: +62 361 972 632 Email: info@themansionbali.com www.themansionbali.com

Jl. Raya Sayan, Ubud Bali, Indonesia 80571 Art Space, Restaurant, Villas Phone: +62 (0) 361 979252 / 979253 Fax: +62 (0) 361 975895 Email: info@gayafusion.com www.gayafusion.com

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Br. Susut, Desa Buahan, Payangan, Gianyar Bali - Indonesia T. +62-361 982 777 F. +62-361 982 727 E-mail : info@nandinibali.com www.nandinibali.com

Jl. Tirta Tawar, Banjar Kutuh Kaja, Ubud-Bali Ph. +62 361 974454 ; Fax. +62 361 970949, E. info@thepuristvillas.com http://www.thepuristvillas.com

Jl. Raya Goa Gajah, Br. Teges, Peliatan, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia Phone : 62-361-970388 Fax : 62-361-970377 Email : sales@tepisawahvillas.com www.tepisawahvillas.com

Waka Namya Resort & Spa Jl. Penestanan Ubud 80571,Gianyar, Bali Indonesia Telephone/Fax :(62)361-975719 Email :info@wakanamya.com www.wakanamya.com

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Ubud Village

The FuramaXclusive Villas & Spa Jalan Raya Sanggingan Banjar Lungsiakan Kedewatan Ubud Gianyar 80571 Bali Indonesia Tel : (62)361-972448 Fax: (62)361-972449 E-Mail : info.uma@ubud.como.biz Website www.uma.ubud.como.bz

Jl. Suweta, Br. Sambahan Ubud 80571, Gianyar – Bali – Indonesia Tel : (62) 361-973178 and (62) 361 973179 Email : reservation@wakadiumeubud.com www.wakadiumeubud.com

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Ubud, Bali Banjar Bindu, Mambal, 8 Jalan Melati PO. Box 134, Ubud 80571, Badung, Bali, Indonesia. Tel: (62) 361 8988 688 Fax: (62) 361 8988 689 Email: fxvsubud@furama.com www.furamaxclusive.com

VILLA & SPA Br. Bucuan, Ds. Batuan, Sukawati Ubud, Gianyar - Bali Phone +62 361 297800 . Fax +62 361 297700 Email :info@santimandalavilla.com http://www.santimandalavilla.com

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jl. Gunung Sari Peliatan P.O. Box 1001 Ubud Bali 80571 Indonesia Ph. +62 361 977 888 Fax. +62 361 977 555 info@mayaubud.com http://www.mayaubud.com

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Ubud Hanging Gardens, Desa Buahan, Desa Payangan, Gianyar, Bali, 80571 Indonesia Tel: (+62-361) 982700 Fax: (+62-361) 982800 Email: reservations@ubudhanginggardens.com www.ubudhanginggardens.com

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Natura Villa Resort & Spa

THE PAYOGAN Jl. Cocoa 2, No. 77 Banjar Bunutan, Desa Kedewatan P.O. BOX 999, Ubud 80571, Bali - Indonesia Phone.: +62 - 361 978839 Fax. : +62 - 361 972717 info@balipayoganresort.com www.balipayoganresort.com

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Jl. Raya Sanggingan P.O.Box 198 Ubud 80571 Bali Telp: (62 361) 974330 Fax: (62 361) 974329 Email: pitamaha@indosat.net.id http://www.pitamaha-bali.com

Komaneka

Komaneka at Tanggayuda

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Banjar Laplapan, Ubud 80571 Bali , Indonesia Phone. +62-361-978666 Fax. +62-361-978222 E-mail: info@naturaresortbali.com http://www.naturaresortbali.com

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at Monkey Forest Jalan Monkey Forest Ubud, Gianyar 80571, Bali, Indonesia tel. +62 361 976090 fax. +62 361 977140 Sales: sales@komaneka.com Reservation: reservation@komaneka.com Public Relation: pr@komaneka.com www.komaneka.com

Br. Tanggayuda, Kedewatan Ubud, Gianyar 80571, Bali, Indonesia tel. +62 361 978123 fax. +62 361 973084 E-mail : fotanggayuda@komaneka.com sales@komaneka.com www.suite.komaneka.com

Kamandalu Resort and Spa

Jalan Andong Banjar Nagi Ubud Bali 80571 Indonesia Tel: +62 361 975825 Fax:+62 361 975851 / 978136 E-mail: sales@kamandaluresort.com http://www.kamandaluresort.com

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Jl. Monkey Forest -Ubud, Bali - 80571. Tel/Fax: +62 361 971 759 E-mail:info@barong-resort.com http://www.barong-resort.com

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Jl. Raya Tjampuhan PO Box 198 Ubud 80571 Bali-Indonesia Tel. (62 361) 975368 Fax. (62 361) 975137 Email: reservation@tjampuhan-bali.com http://www.tjampuhan-bali.com

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P.O. Box 189 Nyuh Kuning Village Ubud 80571 Bali Indonesia Ph. +62 361 974013 Fax. +62 361 974012 Email: info@balispirithotel.com http://www.balispirithotel.com

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ARMA Desa Melinggih Kelod Payangan Gianyar 80572 Bali-Indonesia Ph : (62)361 975963 Fax :(62)361975968 Email: ubud@alilahotels.com www.alilahotels.com/ubud

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Jl. Raya Pengosekan Ubud P.O.Box 9696 Bali 80571 Indonesia Phone :(62)361 975742 Fax: (62)361 975332 Email :arma@indosat.net.id info@armaresort.com www.armaresort.com

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Sayan Village, Ubud 80571, Bali, Indonesia PO BOX 777 Ubud Phone: +62-361 972 777 Fax : +62-361 972 660 E-Mail: ubud@kayumanis.com http://www.kayumanis.com

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Br. Umah Anyar Pejeng Kaja Tampaksiring Gianyar, P.O.Box 1011 Ubud Bali Indonesia tel. +62 361 7453267 fax. +62 361 978991/2 Email: info@anahataresort.com www.anahataresort.com

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Kupu Kupu Barong Villas & Tree Spa Desa Kedewatan P.O.Box 198 Ubud 80571 Bali, Indonesia tel. +62 361 980022 fax. +62 361 980011 Email:reservation@royalpitamaha-bali.com www.royalpitamaha-bali.com

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Jl. Kedewatan P.O.Box 7 Ubud 80571Bali-Indonesia Tel: +62 361 975478 Fax :+62 361 975079 Email: info@kupubarong.com http://www.kupubarongubud.com

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WHIRLWIND TOUR AROUND BALI BANGLI Peace and harmony

THE CHEDI CLUB

Meseum & Resort

Taman Ayun Temple ‘Taman Ayun’ means beautiful garden, located in the village of Mengwi, 18 km west of Denpasar. It is indeed one of Bali’s most pic-

turesque temples. The king of Mengwi, I Gusti Agung Anom, built its stately proportioned courtyards and large surrounding moat in the year 1634. Containing both the Royal family ancestral shrines and the storied MERU shrines to the major deities, Taman Ayun became the main temple for the ancient kingdom of Mengwi. BTN

Sadha Temple This temple, with decorative carvings, is famous for its intricacy and ingenuity. Dating from the Majapahit period, this originally was an old dynastic sanctuary (prasada) of Mengwi Royalty. The

Monkey Forest St, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia Phone : +62 (361) 975236 Fax : +62 (361) 975559 Email : sales @ pertiwiresort.com http://www.pertiwiresort.com

VILLAS &SPA RESORT UBUD BALI

FOUR SEASONS RESORT BALI

Petitenget Temple Peti Tenget temple and beach is located at Banjar Batubelig, Kerobokan village kecamatan Kuta. To reach this object by motor vehicle from Denpasar, go westwards more or less 10 km then turn south, or to the north from Kuta following Raya Seminyak Street. Peti Tenget temple was built in the 15th century and it used to be a plot of extraordinary holy (Tenget) land, bush growth and dwelled by the I Bhuta Ijo demon that was trusted by Holy priest, Dang Hyang Nirartha to safeguard his holy box. The story told that when the priest stayed at south port (now Uluwatu), a man from Kerobokan village came asking the priest for help. He wished to cultivate the plot of land without feeling fear. The priest suggested that the people build a temple dedicated to god ‘Labuhan Masceti’ and a single closed shrine (Pagedongan) for Bhuta Ijo as a place to safeguard the priest’s box (Peti). From that time on, the temple was named Peti Tenget Temple.

split gate and a 16-meter high tower inside the temple are constructed much like ‘Candi’ in Java. The 64 stone seats, similar to megalithic ancestral shrines, commemorate warriors who died in battle.

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Ubud Bali

PER TIWI PERTIWI

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Barong Resort and Spa at Sayan Sayan, Ubud Gianyar 80571Bali Indonesia Tel.62 (361) 977577 Fax. 62 (361) 977588 Email: reservations.ubu@fourseasons.com http://www.fourseasons.com/sayan

Jl. Raya Nyuh Kuning Pengosekan Ubud Bali, Indonesia Ph: 62 361 978444 (hunting) Fax: 62 361 971 333 Email: reservation@theubudvillage.com Website: www.theubudvillage.com

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recreation and relaxation. It is quieter than its neighboring beaches and one will find nice hotels and mostly seafood served at Jimbaran’s restaurants. Jimbaran is in fact famous for its delicious seafood, particularly its typical grilled seafood with Jimbaran’s ‘secret sauce’. You’ve got to taste it to believe it.

Uluwatu Temple At the westernmost tip of Bukit Peninsula, this is one of Bali’s nine ‘directional’ Kayangan Jagat temples. The location is dramatic, perched on the edge of a high cliff with a picturesque sunset view. The temple was first used for worship by the 11th century holy priest, Empu Kuturan, who came to Bali to bring religious law and to form Desa Adat (traditional villages). The area where spectacular sunsets can be viewed is filled with the scent of frangipani blossoms and is also the home of friendly monkeys.

Jl. Goa Gajah Tengkulak Kaja Ubud Bali 80571 Indonesia Tel.62 (361) 975865 Fax. 62 (361) 975686 E-mail:sales@thechediclububud.com http://www.ghmhotels.com

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Pucak Penulisan Temple

A Sanctum and Archeological Tourist Object COLD atmosphere and thin mist begin to come down and cover up the trees. If toward the west is the road leading to Tejakula, East Buleleng, right direction to Sukawana Village, while at the junction itself occurs the Pucak Penulisan Temple. People often make this point as their stop over. It is not only the Hindus saying prayers at the sanctum, domestic and foreign tourists visiting the Pucak Penulisan also perform same thing. The temple is approximately 70 km from Denpasar and has many destinations such as Panarajon Temple and Tegeh Koripan. Since it is located on Penulisan Hill

people mostly call it Pucak Penulisan Temple. Megalithic Heritage

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Manager of Sanur Beach Hotel Bali. “The opportunity to travel out of the town and overseas turns open. Team work cooperation from various departments within the hotel has ripened her personality and insight. On alluding to her position in the hotel where she works, the woman of Denpasar-born on July 14, 1979, said that performance of Sanur Beach Hotel made foreign tourists, especially European, feel at home and interested. “Our hotel has intense Balinese nuances,” said Candy. Such nuances started from the ornamental carving, Balinese stage, rindik gamelan music earmarked for every single guest as soon as entering the hotel lobby, coupled with a Panyembrama welcoming dance, and guest activities were very intense with local contents. They included the making of canang oblation and majejaitan (young coconut-leaf works for ritual needs). The exotic themed night dinner program like ‘Balinese Experience’ held once a week served a variety of local cuisines of Bali combined with the wraps of Balinese enchanting decor, entertainment, Balinese dances and also graced with night market selling the locally-made merchandises. “It merely poses a small portion of our Balinese cultural nuances presented to tourists,” explained Candy who graduated from Diploma III of the Bali Tourism Institute (1997-2000) and a holder

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of bachelor degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management (Hons)

or Licence Professionelle Hotellerie et Tourisme, Universite de Toulouse le Mirail – Taylor’s University College, Kuala Lumpur (2005). However, it might be bare in mind, she said, all tourism development should never harm the

majestic nature and culture of Bali. Sanur Beach Hotel targeted all markets, consisting of the local, Asian, Australian, European and American. In reality, it was dominated by the European guests preferring the undisturbed Sanur tourist resort. B N

Looking back at your activities Kuta Station Hotel & Spa:

Strategic Location with Multifunctional Lifestyle Facilities

The difference lies in our commitment of converting promise into reality with the presence of Kuta Station Hotel & Spa. The advantage of our hotel is the strategic location and no other hotels in Kuta offer the more complete lifestyle facilities, both for travelers and business professionals entailing a hotel with multifunctional facilities,” said Ariestra Prasetio, General Manager of the latest 3-star hotel under the Paradiso Group . Concept of the Kuta Station Hotel & Spa had been specially designed to become a 3-star hotel serving a growing tourism business in the oasis of Kuta tourist resort, including for the circle of the government, private companies and the MICE both for domestic and foreign markets. Located in the

heart of Kuta and Bali’s busiest tourist destination, it is only 50 meters from the amazing white sandy Kuta Beach and very close to Kuta Square shopping center. Of course, it is within the reach to all major attractions in the area of

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OW is the estimation of tourism look in 2011? “The year 2011 poses a year filled with challenges. Yet, it remains to leave the same opportunities as this year. Or, it can be said there will be an increase. Most importantly, Balinese culture as the spearhead of tourism must be maintained and preserved,” said Lanny Willyana, Director of Sales and Marketing of The Royal Beach Seminyak Bali. Furthermore, the holder of bachelor degree in Tourism Economics of Satya Widya University of Surabaya and born 33 years ago in the same city said that the Seminyak vicinity was one of the destinations having a new

complex named Kuta Center and Kuta Square as well as several other properties. With the existing track of record, it is evident that the Paradiso Hotel Group has a definite future vision —to be recognized as the best hotel management company in

‘Charity Visit Program’ in Karangasem As one of the corporate social responsibilities, the Ramada Bintang Bali Resort held a Charity Visit Program to the hamlet of Juwuk Manis, Karangasem Subdistrict on Thursday (Nov 25). Such social activity posed the third time held by the five-star hotel located in the world class tourist resort of Kuta. General Manager of Ramada Bintang Bali Resort, Jerry Lee before the subdistrict officials, apparatus of customary village and local residents hoped the social assistance could ease the burden of local communities. Additionally, according to the GM from Singapore coming with his wife, the social action would continue and not just stop until that activity. Local residents welcomed the assistance ver y enthusiastically. The third Charity Program totally amounted to IDR 55,158,200. Such amount of fund was collected from the management, bipartite, Hindu Association, Moslem Association, Christian Association and the Charity Box used for the activity. To make appropriate with the destination of social activity, the donation was prepared in the form of 16 cows delivered to eight outstanding groups through local Social Services. The breeder groups were scattered at several villages in Karangasem subdistrict including the Karangasem Village (Juwuk Manis, Belong and Dukuh Bukit Ngandang Hamlet). In the meantime, the destination in the village of Seraya Tengah consisted of Ijo Gading Hamlet and Taman Hamlet; in Seraya Timur Village consisted of Tukad Item Hamlet and then in the Kubu subdistrict in Tianyar Timur consisted of Tukad Item Hamlet. Aside from the assistance in the form of cows, they were also provided with 50 packages of foodstuff where each package valued at IDR 100,000. Social action of the Ramada Bintang Bali could be said complete enough. Other than such an aid, the hotel party also extended health services

New Atmosphere in Stunning Seminyak Vicinity atmosphere for guests who had visited Bali for several times. In particular, it is vastly favored by tourists who liked a perfect fusion of beach activities such as surfing, serene location, shopping pleasure and culinary splendor. The Royal Beach Seminyak Bali (formerly the Sofitel Seminyak), a member of the Resorts Collection, is tranquilly located on the main road to Legian Beach with a spacious lush tropical garden extending on 4.5 hectares of land and surrounded by Balinese nuanced garden. “We are still optimistic to become a strategic holiday resort for all market shares in the prominent Seminyak Beach,” she said. Aside from preserving the Balinese culture and nature, her party always applied the indigenous concept of Tri Hita Karana. It was applied to the hotel staff, products and facilities supporting the concept such as maintaining and caring for gardens and rare trees. Meanwhile, some architectural styles of the building and decoration reflect the sublime Balinese culture and quite a few activities introducing the richness of Balinese culture. For Lanny, who had been in hotel business over 15 years with several positions in a number of hotels, the experience in Bali denoted the most memorable in tourism industry. B N

Kuta. This comfortable hotel has 132 rooms consisting of Superior, Deluxe and Family room with standard amenities including a large swimming pool that stretches throughout the hotel grounds, kids pool, playground, meeting room, pool bar, Railway Bar & Restaurant, the restaurant with the open air concept graced with nightly live music entertainment, Jalanidi Spa, Gym, Paradiso Bowling & Billiard and Dee Jay Club. Ariestra, having a wealth of experience for more than 18 years in the hotel industry across Indonesia and various international hotel chains and companies, added that Paradiso Hotel Group entered the Indonesian market in 1996 and had become a leading hospitality management company in Bali with the rapid growth of business network. Paradiso Hotel Group currently operates the Kuta Paradiso Hotel, Legian Paradiso Hotel, Seminyak Paradiso Hotel and its parent company also operates a shopping

Hotel, Cottages & Spa Po. Box 1 Nusa Dua, Denpasar 80363 Bali, Indonesia Phone : (0361) 771020. Fax: (0361) 771139 E-mail: putribali@denpasar.wasantara.net.id Homepage:http//www.putribali.com

Hotel with unique cordiality

In connection with Christmas and New Year, Bali Tropic Resort & Spa is ready to welcome the festive season with celebrations, decorations, entertainment, activities and theme night dinner Shown in the picture : Santa Claus just landing in Bali Tropic Resort & Spa from Never land and ready to assist you. B N

Indonesia. And it is proven by the opening (Soft Opening) of Kuta Station Hotel & Spa on Friday (Nov 26). The event was attended by the hotel owner, Shellia Karjadi and President Director of Paradiso Hotel Group, Rudi Chandra. B N

“Heritage Spirit”Paintings Exhibition

FuramaXclusive Villas and Spa Ubud, Bali presents year end exhibition “Heritage Spirit” Showcasing selected paintings of I Wayan Sukabawa, a talented traditional style painter of Pengosekan village, Ubud. Based on the hereditary culture heritages, this exhibition expected to bring new spirit to welcoming the year 2011. Open for public, exhibition will held from 24th December 2010 onward – located strategically at the serenity and tranquility area of Spa Lounge at FuramaXclusive Villas and Spa Ubud, Bali. B N by making cooperation with Kuta Clinic, Surya Husada Hospital Club and Karangasem Health Services. While delivering the assistance, the local communities were served with health services, and then other residents were invited to sing along by the hotel employees to create an intimate atmosphere among them. According to Public Relations Manager of Ramada Bintang Bali Resort, Tia Virlana, her party had been familiar with such kind of social activity due to the great support of the owner, management and employees of the hotel. B N


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Dewi Sinta Hotel:

Relishing Sea View in Fusion with Terraced Rice Fields

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ost importantly, continued Aryadi, he provided services for guests with friendliness, honesty and professionalism, so as to create impressive images for the only hotel in the favorite tourist area in Bali. Familiar and familial atmosphere was not only intended for the staff, but also became a priority for every single traveler. “We also give awards for the best employees as a way to encourage the morale of our workers in providing the best services,” added the pioneer of Tanah Lot tourist object calmly. Dewi Sinta is the oldest hotel since the Tanah Lot was visited by many tourists. The entire building is designed by perfectly combining the traditional elements and stylish architecture to engender a convenient tourism sanctuary in orer to unwind. Aura of the sanctity exuded by the Tanah Lot Temple, Enjung Galuh Temple and Pakendungan Temple give more profound tranquility. Meanwhile, the existing lush tropical gardens confer a typical countryside nuance.

There are 20 rooms consisting of 2 types on offer, namely standard and deluxe room with air conditioning, private bathroom with hot and cold water, IDD telephone, TV, and mini bar. In front of the hotel rooms stretches an enchanting terraced rice fields in combination with the verdant fairways of golf course and swimming pool. These addedvalue backdrops made this accommodation close to nature. Additionally, it is also equipped with spa treatment facilities featuring with Balinese therapies to blissfully pamper guests with freshness and fitness. In the meantime, Dewi Sinta is also equipped with restaurant offering a variety of menu choices such as Balinese, Indonesian, Chinese, Seafood and European cuisine. All delicacies are carefully prepared by well-experienced cooks. Interestingly, breakfast, lunch and dinner are optionally served in a la carte or buffet style. Other amenities equipping the hotel property are an open stage and a conference room with a capacity of 300 people. Such

EXPEDIENT—The convenient and tranquil Dewi Sinta Hotel, Restaurant & Spa offers a homey option for holiday hideaway in Bali. facilities offer a dinner party with traditional cultural performances such as Kecak, Tektekan, Legong and shadow puppets. Best services, guaranteed security and good relationship with the surrounding communities led the hotel to achieve some outstanding achievements such as the Security Certificate from the Bali Police with gold predicate, bronze medal in THK Awards and the best taxpayer in Ta b a n a n Regency. B N

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OW the name of Kuta will be really getting more famous. Head of Badung Government Tourism Office, Cok Raka Darmawan, responded positively the award achieved by Kuta Karnival (KK) from the Indonesian Tourism and Travel Award (ITTA). According to him, the award obtained from an independent organization was very important as evidence that one of the domestic promotional events owned by Badung Regency was excellent. “Hopefully, this award could encourage the spirit of organizing the Kuta Karnival in the future so that it could be further improved. Besides, the arts and flagship program of Kuta Karnival could be presented in better quality,” said Cok Darmawan. Meanwhile, the initiator of KK, I Made Supatra Karang, when reporting about the acceptance of the award to the Regent of Badung some time ago said that the award received was due to the success of KK events in inspiring the tourism promotion in Indonesia. “Presentation of the Award Leading Tourism Event to KK is the first time held by ITTA,” he said proudly. Presentation of the award, he added, aimed to reward and exten the appreciation to the excellence provided by tourism perpetrators and inspired the others, where KK was considered a leader to other tourism events in Indonesia. “Such an ITTA Award means that KK (an event owned by Badung) has been proven excellent in the mind of foreign tourists who were present, and voted directly through the Internet from all over the world,” he added. Supatra also said there were five phases of assessment, namely screening made by ITTA Foundation, a qualitative assessment by a council consisting of the Director General of Culture and Tourism, economists, experts in culture, tourism

experts, PR experts and media experts, online voting, final assessment and presentation of the award was delivered in Jakarta on October 21, 2010. B N

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OPEN AIR—Painting exhibition by Pengosekan Painters Community is held in open air venue.

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here are many painters at Pengosekan Village as in the village of Ubud. Quite a lot of painting works with myriad patterns or styles are produced by skilled artists at Pengosekan Village. They display their works not only in

the home of the artists, but also in gallery, art shop, open air displays and even under shady banyan tree as shown in the photo captured recently. Are there any guests watching and purchasing the paintings? According to one of the painting attendants,

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Amazing Spontaneous Scratches artists (students creative spirit in a marathon. A cademic and lecturers) of the However, before the action of

Indonesia Institute of Arts (ISI) Denpasar with their foreign counterparts from the Executive Director of Saint Louis Artists’ Guild of America respectively showed off their spontaneity scratches on white canvas. They mutually demonstrated their excellent expertise by playing their brush and paints. Such a unique and creative action took place in the campus of ISI Denpasar not long ago. It was extremely unique and attractive.At first, the artists seemed to mingle with other participants. Suddenly, they ganged up on a number of plain canvas prepared. A piece of canvas could be taken advantage by three up to four artists. As a result, a variety of quite intriguing visual works was engendered by the activities having the theme of environment and contemporary phenomena. However, the hallmark of each artist remained visible, such as abstract, decorative, and figurative. For about an hour, the artists expressed the emotion of their

painting en masse was commenced, those artists had time to follow a discussion in the Kriya Hasta Mandala building. Attending on the discussion were the painter Mario Blanco from Ubud, the artists of Saint Louis Artists Guild such as Davide Weaver, Timothy E. Wagner, Amanda Verdek, Jaboor, Sophia Dalpiaz Brown, John Wahlers, Marilynne Bradley and Gina Alvares. The Rector of ISI Denpasar, Prof. I Wayan Rai S., expressed his profound gratitude to Mario Blanco and Saint Louis Artists Guild that had collaborated with the ISI Denpasar. Meanwhile, Mario Blanco said the presence of the artists in Bali was due to cooperation of his museum with Sherly Marlinton, Head of Information Section of the Indonesian Embassy in Chicago, the United States. “Of course, this endeavor denotes a part of sharing the experience in the field of fine arts,” he said. B N

there were numerous guests witnessing their paintings and some were interested and purchased them. At the very least, the exhibition held in open air venue will become a promotion for every painter living in the village of Pengosekan. Moreover, those painters have had an association called the Painters Community of Pengosekan (KPP). Members of the KPP amounting to tens of painters had frequently exhibited their finest works at a number of hotels existing in Ubud or outside Ubud. B N

Serangan Island Enchantment Festival 2010 highlighted the theme of environment. The event inaugurated by the Mayor of Denpasar IB. Rai Mantra on Friday (Nov 26) presented a variety of enchanting environmental activities for three days.

CLEAN UP SERVICES— Denpasar Mayor I.B. Rai Mantra is getting involved in clean up services and tree planting.

HATCHLINGS— The entire committee members, invitees and local community enthusiastically released turtle hatchlings on the Melasti Beach.

CORAL REEF—Head of Denpasar Environment Agency, AA Sudarsana, led the movement of planting coral reef.

FOOD SPECIALTY— Around 20 booths were glad to serve a myriad of local distinctive culinary treasures.


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.B. Nama Rupa, Chairman of the tourism awareness group (Pokdarwis) of Carangsari Village said the village located about 35 km north of Denpasar really did not have a tourist attraction. However, due to commitment of local community to preserve the natural and cultural environment and driven by social foundation named A True Balinese Experience (ATBE), it was then established a rafting business. Its tourist attraction did not only include the rafting itself, but it was also expanded by providing other intriguing optional tours such as cycling, jungle trekking, village trekking and attraction of the native Sumatra elephant as conservation of the central government. “Out of the existing tourist activities, the elephant attraction is the most demanding among the tourists,” he explained. Additionally, he said the name of the foundation was inspired by the comments of tourists feeling a truly experience of Bali. On that account, all tourist attractions were offering eco-friendly programs upholding the movement of back to village. For example, committing conservation,

planting trees from the upstream to downstream like what had been done on the Bebeni Peak up to the Mangrove Forest in Benoa. Likewise, the movement also motivated people to visit the homes of local residents. Gusde, as he familiarly addressed, then gave an example that jungle trekking activities were always filled with tree plantings with tagline ‘one guest one tree.’ Later, the tree was given a name label of who planted it. As a result, all tourists were very happy. Gusde, who is also the Operations Manager of ATBE, added that cycling activity invited visitors to see the homes of villagers continued by giving donations to the owner of the house. This activity was intended to motivate the local population to keep their house clean and healthy. On average, Gusde added, guests paying a visit to the Carangsari Village spent a whole day. In the morning, they rode a bike, then rafting up to ride an elephant. Most tourists were from Australia and then followed by European, Asian and domestic tourists. Domestic tourists preferred to carry out outbound or

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VISIT—Foreign tourists paid a visit to enjoy the eco-friendly tourist attraction at the village of Carangsari recently. team building activities. Setting up the Pokdarwis Since many local communities get involved in tourism sector, the Badung Government Tourism Office then suggested establishing a tourism awareness group (Pokdarwis) as an organization that could provide people with an understanding about tourism. Moreover, it received a

great support from the owner and management of ATBE to make Carangsari as a tourism village, so the existence of Pokdarwis was considered very important. According to Gusde, the organization was founded last year with a total membership of 35 people. Meanwhile, the Section Head of Guidance Services in the Badung Government Tourism Office, I Made

Astawa, and Head of Community Guidance of Bali Government Tourism Office, Ni Ketut Nuryati, when giving guidance and evaluation to the Pokdarwis of Carangsari Village not long ago compactly said that all group members were involved directly as a tourism worker. On that account, it was not required to provide more sessions of education and training. BTN


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Different New Year’s Dining Experience in Bali Many people associate the New Year with new hope. Therefore, everything is prepared to celebrate this festivity. In harmony with the passage of time, we have been approaching the year end of 2010. Companies will certainly be busy preparing their financial reports, new strategies or contract agreement. Then, how about your personal life, are you ready to celebrate?

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f you are still confused where to go, think of Bali. Starting from now you can plan your yearend holiday whether choosing budget hotel, starred hotel or private villa. Or even decide on tranquil hideaway at remote villages. It is up to the theme of holiday you wish to have in Bali. At least, make yours the most momentous break throughout the year. Exploring the splendors of Bali will not be enough within two or three days. However, there is a simple way to do so. Simply delight in some unique features it offer. Dining experience, for instance, will enrich your perspective on the Balinese cuisines. Most hotels usually feature Balinese food in their New Year’s Eve Dinner. Some popular Balinese cuisines are such as roasted pig, lawar (minced meat with assorted fresh vegetables) and ayam betutu (roasted chicken rich in herb seasoning) and so forth. By and large, they are presented in a typical atmosphere with Balinese ornament of festive celebration. Added to the interesting nuance is that all waitresses or waiters serve in Balinese style costumes. It will seemingly not complete when luxuriating in the gala dinner without musical accompaniment. For this purpose, Bali has a wealth of cultural performances. However, the popular ones for this ambience are Kecak acappella, Ramayana ballet, and various beautiful dances. Cultural performance as this is not only staged for the yearend festivity but also for regular event at hotel and restaurants outside hotel. When the West has Kenny G saxophone instrumental, Balinese will have a melancholic rindik. It is a Balinese bamboo music consisting of a set of xylophones with different lengths. This soft and soothing music is habitually played to welcome guests at hotel lobby or restaurant. Enjoying the mouth-watering food and watching Balinese cultural show are amazing fusion to enhance the impression of your dining experience. For the New Year, Bali as a great oasis of entertainments and cuisines also offer the combination of local, national and international food. Hotels and restaurants call it East Meets West theme. So, visitors are unnecessary to feel worry if would like to find out favorite delicacies on this island. Other than at hotel restaurants, visitors have alternative to enjoy the last night of 2010 in diversity of delicious food at restaurants outside hotels. Or if you want to celebrate the moment with local people, you can visit and taste the food splendor of night markets close to your hotel. However, if you wish to enjoy a special private dinner it would be better for you to book a villa along with the dinner. This will enable you to get a better privacy with family,

relatives or even the beloved one. As hotels, villa usually imposes a peak season’s surcharge during the period of New Year to your room rate. Last but not least, it is advisable that you make prior reservation for the room along with the gala dinner as hotels generally provide limited seats for the function. Additionally, cross check as well to the hotel at what time the function starts and make sure you arrive at the hotel before the dinner time. By doing so, you will not miss the momentous moment to enjoy the yearend feast under typical Balinese atmosphere. Hopefully, you could have an impressive dining (BTN/punia) experience on the Paradise Island! B N

DENPASAR: Celebration of the TWELFTH anniversary of Bali Travel News (BTN) was commenced by saying prayers en masse by the entire management and staff of the Bali Post Media Group (KMB) at the outermost courtyard of Kertti Bhuana Temple on Saturday (Dec 4). After a welcome speech by Chief Executive Officer of KMB, Satria Naradha, the festivity was then resumed with the cutting of rice cone by senior figure of the company, Mrs. Desak Raka Nadha. The cuts were respectively submitted to I Wayan Ukir as Chairman of the Tarukan Media Dharma Cooperative, then to Purnama Damayanti, an invitee from the Bali Tourism Development Corporation (BTDC) and to Kadek Hery Adnyana, the most senior staff of Bali Travel News. The atmosphere of celebration filled with familiarity and intimacy was also attended by Chairman of Human Resources Development of Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Prof. Dr. I Gde Pitana, Director of Pacific World Nusantara, Bali, I.B. Lolec, Chief of NPO-Fukuoka IGK Kompyang Pujawan and dozens of representatives of hotels in Bali. Ultimately, the event was concluded with hospitality confabs. (BTN/015) B N

President SBY Admires the Greatness of Besakih Temple resident Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) paid his first visit to Besakih Temple on Friday (Dec 10) afternoon since he ruled the roost in 2004. The President was amazed by the greatness and sacredness of the biggest temple in Bali. On that occasion, the President asked the Hindu officials who was also accompanying the visit to worship and say prayers for the security and prosperity of Bali and the Indonesia’s archipelago. SBY and his entourage had to have a promenade and see a number of temple’s buildings in the Penataran Agung complex. The President was provided with a description by one of the temple priest in Besakih, Gusti Mangku Jana, accompanied by other priests as well as the Head of Besakih customary village I Wayan Gunatra. After the Hindu officials said prayers, Yudhoyono also prayed in order their prayers could be answered and God bestowed safety for Bali and the archipelago as well as peace and prosperity for the entire subject. “This temple is so grandiose and sacred. Prayers of those worshipping solemnly here would be certainly answered,” the president observed. SBY was once sitting in one of the temple buildings along with other officials. At that time, apart from listening to the explanation on the temple’s history, the President was also given a book telling about the history of Besakih Temple. On the contrary, the President handed over an aid worth IDR 100 million for the temple maintenance. The visit of SBY to the temple was for the very first time. It was made on the last day of his working visit after over a week in Bali. Wearing a white headdress affixed with a red hibiscus, reddish long-sleeved shirt with vertical stripes and dark trousers fitted with yellow shawl, Yudhoyono was accompanied by First Lady Mrs. Ani Yudhoyono. Likewise,

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the First Lady wore a small shawl on waist. She was accompanied by the entourage of ministers such as Minister of Culture and Tourism Jero Wacik, Minister of Youth and Sports Andi Malarangeng, Secretary of State Sudi Silalahi, Governor of Bali Made Mangku Pastika, former Governor Dewa Made Beratha, Regent of Karangasem I Wayan Geredeg and a number of other officials. Presidential entourage entered the temple through the main split gates after passing through 51 steps. The rain showering Besakih at that time did not discourage him. But, he should be protected by umbrella. Meanwhile, hundreds of devotees apparently did not think if the President would pay a visit to the temple area of Penataran Agung. Quite a few devotees were forced to delay the prayers and even took a picture with the President. As shown, a devotee named Putu Tria from Buleleng was desperate to break through the entourage of President escorted by the Secret Service. B N (BTN/kmb)

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SLAND of Bali, no matter how famous it is, it needs promoting incessantly. Moreover, the tourism businesspeople, no matter how proficient in knowledge and vast of network partners they have, yet they must get involved in tourism organizations. “By getting involved in tourism organization, we will obtain information about the development of tourism in Bali and abroad as well as issues related to government

policy. Likewise, there is a feedback for the company. It does not only relate to tourists but also employees,” said Nyoman Daniada, General Manager of Kuta Beach Club Hotel, to Bali Travel News in Kuta recently. Furthermore, added the man from Pancasari, Buleleng, if it was solely intended to increase the tourist visits to the hotel, moreover the hotel managed was very small, probably it would get nothing. However, organization would help people get

much information about the condition of tourism, both concerning with destination, tourism workers, or other matters on Bali tourism. “Through the organization, we will get information on how we can improve services extended to tourists and create strong human resources,” said the board of Kuta Executive Club who is also Deputy Chairman of Legal and Government Affairs of the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) of Badung calmly.

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SERENE - Though it sits in the heart of Kuta, Kuta Beach Club offer great tranquility for the residents.

KEC is an association of hoteliers whose place of business is located in Kuta, Legian and Seminyak areas. There are a total of Room now 2969 rooms represented by 20 hotels members of KEC. KEC was initially established in the early of 2000 to exchange information on tourism related and to initiate social related activities amongst the members. KEC meets on the second Thursday of each month. KEC also has working groups of marketing initiative, environment, security and government liaisons. VISION KEC will bring together hospitality business entities in Kuta district to have a common understanding and commitment of the paramount role everyone contributes to the success of Kuta in supporting Bali as

a sustainable world class tourism destination. MISSION KEC will exchange information amongst members that affects the hospitality industry business in general and to have a common voice and actions on tourism related issues in Kuta, Legian and Seminyak areas. KEC members will develop the positive image of, and promote Kuta, Legian and Seminyak as a preferred tourism destination in Bali. KEC will facilitate the communication and cooperation between business, local government and the Balinese community. KEC will encourage the highest level of safety, security, cleanliness and environmental friendliness. Chairman: Gusti Kade Sutawa

Then, to increase tourist visits to his hotel, Daniada claimed to have special sales marketing promotion. In performing the promotion, his party admitted to come directly to the coun(BTN/Bud) tries becoming Nyoman Daniada the dominant Today, he added, the average of market shares, such as to Australia, Asia (Malaysia and Singapore) hotel occupancy had reached 70 and major cities throughout the ar- percent. Yet, such condition could chipelago. “And, most important- change in June, August, December ly, we have to improve the quality and January, where it could reach of service so that it could becomes 90 percent. Of the 100 rooms availa word-to-mouth promotion,” said able, consisting of 20 standard the man who frequently won the rooms, 16 bungalows, 61 deluxe rooms and 3 suites, bungalow was golf tournament. Being a GM had been served by the most demanded by tourists. Daniada since 1998. It was initiated “Most tourists coming to our hotel from the lowest levels. He had deep- had stayed at the hotel previously involved in tourism industry ly,” he added. The three 3-star hotel estabsince 1990 when he was a caddy at the Bali Handara Golf and Country lished in 1972 has its own uniqueClub. He expressed sincere grati- ness. It is filled by intense rural attude for the generosity of the late mosphere supported by Balinese Tommy Raka, GM and owner of traditional ornaments where it is exKuta Beach Club Hotel, who invit- tremely favored by foreign tourists. ed him to work in his hotel as a room Strategic location, within walking boy. Being aware of the lack of abil- distance to the art market, Kuta ity, he worked while studying. One Beach and places to play or shopby one training related to tourism ping causes it to have important was attended, so in 1994 he was added-value. Although located in appointed as Operational Manag- the heart of Kuta, the Kuta Beach Club Hotel seems to have not been er of the Carefree Bali Holidays. influenced by the hustles and bustles of such international city. It is remarkably tranquil and cool because it grows a lot of big plants. Moreover, supported by friendly Alam Kulkul Boutique Resort staff and Balinese hospitality, it Jalan Pantai Kuta, Legian, Bali - Indonesia 80361 P: +62-361-752520; F: +62-361-752519 emanates the purity of Balinese traE: info@alamkulkul.com W: www.alamkulkul.com (BTN/015) dition. B N SA12-01

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Denpasar Great Sale 2010 .......................... the event will be jazzed up by various intriguing activities. For example, a seminar taking the theme of the challenges and prospects for fashion creation in Denpasar 2011 in 100% Indonesia was organized in the UKM Center on the fifth floor of Kumbasari Market, Denpasar, on last December 5. The seminar presented some speakers coming from the circle of designers and academicians of the Indonesia Institute of Arts (ISI) Denpasar and involved participants consist-

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Green Tourism

Minister of Culture and Tourism, Jero Wacik, inaugurated the Nusa Dua Fiesta (NDF) 2010 in the luxurious tourism resort of Nusa Dua, Bali, not long ago. Such annual festival was organized by Bali Tourism Development Corporation (BTDC) where this year it entered the fifth time featuring the theme of Green Tourism. “The theme is intended to remind all parties on the importance of environmental conservation in the sustainability of tourism development of Bali in particular and Indonesia in general. The environment had become a global issue, especially in the tourism services,” affirmed Wacik.

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inister Jero Wacik welcomed the endeavors made by PT BTDC by holding the Nusa Dua Fiesta event continuously every year. The event denoted an important measure in the efforts to increase the tourist visits to Bali, especially to Nusa Dua, where the region had been known as a world class eco-friendly tourist resort. “Implementation of the Nusa Dua Fiesta 2010 featuring the Green Tourism is very appropriate because it is in harmony with the theme of Tourism and Biodiversity established by the UNWTO in commemorating the World Tourism Day this year,” said Minister Jero Wacik. The festival lasted for five days (Oct 15-19) presenting quite a few extravagant cultural performances of Bali and other regions across Indonesia, sport tourism, competition (fun games), and exhibition of handicrafts from diverse regions in Indonesia, as well as hotels and tourism facilities existing in the area of Nusa Dua. An interesting occurrence in this years Nusa Dua Fiesta was related to the environmental awareness program with the implementation of green camp activities involving school children. It was graced by beach clean up

along the Nusa Dua Beach, planting of coral reefs, reforestation to create a ‘one man one tree’ as well as debriefing about ecotourism.

Such activities turned to become the initial capital and introduction to the environment since early age for future generation. They constituted the most important part that should be given the notion of environmental conservation efforts for the continuation of the planet. In addition, it was also held sporting activities including the Bali International Sports Week (BISW) putting 11 branches of sport into competition such as Marathon (5km, 10km and 21km), gateball, chess, bowling, wood ball, beach volley ball, billiard, cricket, golf, surfing and beach soccer as well

as culinary competitions followed by a number of international hotels in Bali with the involvement of the International Chef Association (INCA) of Bali Chapter. “Through the BSIW event

and this culinary competition, we do expect that Bali will not only become a leisure destination, but in the future Bali will also become a sporting destination aside from introducing Balinese cuisine to foreign countries through the event of Bali Culinary Challenge 2010 with the cooking of Balinese traditional cuisine in the rock salt sculpture exhibition and traditional live cooking of bebek betutu (roast duck)carried out by chefs under the Indonesian Chef Association (ICA). NDF 2010 centered at Peninsula Island, Nusa Dua, was officially inaugurated by Min-

ister of Culture and Tourism Jero Wacik. The event was also attended by Mustafa Abubakar, State Minister of State-Owned Enterprises commenced with cultural parade, while the Minister of Youth and Sports Andi Malarangeng opened the Bali International Sport Week (Oct 17) coinciding with the implementation of marathon race. PT BTDC as a company belonging to the StateOwned Enterprises (SOEs) has developed the tourism area of Nusa Dua. Formerly, it was a barren and remote area nestling on the southern tip of Bali Island. The region having a beautiful panoramic view with white sandy beach has become an integrated tourism area and is the first area obtaining the certification of Green Globe Award endorsed by the United Nations (UN). PT BTDC works with several investors to build Condotel in the form of special convention facilities on the seven-hectare land and has become world-class MICE facilities. (*)

ing of craftsmen, entrepreneurs and observers of endek textiles and embroidery in Denpasar. In addition, the happening will be graced by the competition of endek design based on the category of motif, color and creation, as well as the meaning of the motif in the form of colored sketches by involving participants of general public. Winners of the competition will be awarded cash prizes for each category. Meanwhile, for regional apparatus unit (SKPD) is also provided with a creative design contest with category of endek motif, color design creations in the form of ready-to-wear attires with participants from the circle of endek entrepreneurs. Interestingly, the Denpasar Great Sales will also be cheered up with Fashion on the Street on December 28 taking place on the main stage on Jalan Gajah Mada. Such fascinating action involves the employers of endek cloth and embroidery of Denpasar with fashion models from the circle of village youth clubs throughout Denpasar and foreigners. Total participants are estimated to reach 60 people. Additionally, it will be resumed with the performance of Fashion on Nite (Dec 29). At that time, the awards will be handed over to entrepreneurs having great commitment to advance the endek cloth industry in Denpasar. In the fashion-related activity, the stores located along the Jalan Gajah Mada and the surrounding areas will also be involved by displaying their products marked with the logo of Denpasar Great Sale, 100% Indonesia and Denpasar 2010 on December 28-31. Supermarkets in Denpasar and their businesspeople will also be involved in the activities lasting on December 20-27. Head of Denpasar Regional Craft Council (Dekranasda) Mrs. I.A. Selly Dharmawijaya Mantra was grateful and expressed her gratitude to the entire community of Denpasar for the implementation of the Great Sale 2010 and 100% Indonesia. “Let’s preserve the endek cloth and embroidery as one of the leading products of Denpasar,” she appealed. B N

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Buffet Style of STP Nusa Dua’s Students INVITEES were greeted so friendly. Furthermore, they were invited to have a welcome drink with a classical flavor. Enriched with courtesy and warm reception, the waiters then invited their guests to come into a room with an ancient elegance. Table setting, stage, seating, table vase up to the entire room were nicely decorated like a grandiose palace.

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ven, the original batik cloth product of Indonesia, rooster cage, classical bicycles and royal ancient knick-knacks of the other nuances were installed to support the atmosphere. Entertainment was also presented in a classical nuance. Moreover, it presented assorted Indonesian menus where waiters put on traditional Javanese attires, so the ancient backdrop could be really perceived. It was the buffet function held by the D3 students of Food Production Management (MTH) B and Food & Beverage Management (MTB) B of Semester 5 of the Bali Tourism Institute (STP) Nusa Dua, on Thursday (Nov 25). Such buffet activities taking

place in the Ganesh Restaurant of STP Nusa Dua was a form of courses application in the Hospitality Operations (OPP) learned since the beginning by the student at the hotel school. I Putu Sisya Subawa, supervisor of the students of MTH B and MTB B, said that the buffet activities entitled “Royal Palace” serving assorted menus of Indonesia where everything was designed to resemble an extravagant royal atmosphere. “All ideas are conceived, realized and performed by the D3 students of MTH B and MTB B. It posed a compulsory requirement,” he said. In the implementation of the course, the students made both the

quantitative and qualitative presentation. In other words, they were also required to be able to create new menus, either drinks or food. The menus should be truly new and could also be collaborated with the existing ones so they yielded a newly flavor. “By and large, the students preferred to make completely new menus. Therefore, it really becomes a challenge,” he said. Meanwhile, NLK Sri Sulistyawati, a lecturer who is also the Head of Public Relations of STP Nusa Dua Bali, said that every subject was always tailored pursuant to the needs of the industry. In other words, STP also invited the industry such as ho-

BUFFET—Students of Bali Tourism Institute (STP) Nusa Dua held a buffet function as the application of their operational hospitality course. tels to taste the products of the student’s work. Additionally, Sulis also introduced the very innovative programs of STP Nusa Dua required as a form of

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o you remember the tranquil Lebih Beach tourist area? The beach belonging to the region of Gianyar Regency about 7 km east of Denpasar offers a wide variety of seafood treasures. The special menu is twisted satay and the distinctive grilled fish of Gianyar style. Moreover, if combined with the presence of plecing kangkung or hot-spiced water spinach, of course it will make your tongue swing steadily. The journey to or from Karangasem passing through the Jalan Bypass IB Mantra will becomes more meaningful when dropping at the beach area offering this specialty cuisine. Indeed, the tourist area of Lebih Beach was recently very crowded as thronged by many visitors.

Most of them were local people. Especially, on school holidays or public holidays the food vendors on the beach will look busier. “In terms of the beauty of the coast, perhaps it is similar to other beaches. However, what attracted me to come here is the culinary serving that offers typical delicacy,” said a tourist from Australia during his visit to the Lebih Beach recently. Such a fact made the Gianyar government open the eyes to create Lebih Beach into a new tourist attraction in the region. Arrangement continues to be carried out, so the beach really becomes an ideal tourist resort. On Sunday (Nov 28) together with local communities, government of Gianyar Regency rearranged this new tourist attraction by planting about 3,000 rare plants, such as santol, kepel fruit, mountain parasite, bignay, krikis wood, mahogany, bamboo, and many other trees widely used in religious ceremonies. The greening activity utilizing less productive dormant land was chaired in person by Gianyar Regent Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati. The activity began with the clean-up service on the coastal area of Lebih Beach by involving hundreds of students of elementary school, secondary school, senior high schools and university in the Gianyar Regency as well as civil servants in the circle of Gianyar Regency government. Chairman of the committee, I Made Suweta, said the arrangement of the Lebih area as an effort to make the Lebih Village into an enchanting tourist attraction of Punia out bound, jogging track, Kecak open stage, and camp activities for the scouts. “Lebih Beach potentially becomes a new tourist attraction. Moreover, this beach has been visited by many tourists because of offering typical seafood,” said Suweta. B N

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ISI Denpasar Takes ‘Mount Merapi’ to Solo THOUGH bathed in sweat, dozens of students belonging to the seventh semester of Faculty of Performing Arts, the Indonesia Institute of Arts (ISI) Denpasar did not discourage. They could express the character of Balinese dance and spirit of Balinese traditional gamelan music even though they were in a fatigued condition. It was the spirit of ISI Denpasar’s students in the rehearsal and preparation of the Excursion Studies and Gong Kebyar Parade throughout Java in Solo held in the Natya Mandala Building Denpasar, on Wednesday (Nov 24).

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uch preparatory session involved the students from three departments of performing arts ranging from the dance, gamelan music and puppetry. There were four compositions of art featured in the excursion activities such as the composition of Gasturi Music, Guak Macok Music, Wiranjana Dance (reconstruction), and Fragmentary on the Turning of Mount ‘Merapi’ Mandara Giri, Shiva Wisaya. Chief of the event organizer, Dr. Ni Luh Sustiawati, who is also the acting Assistant Dean III of the Depart-

ment of Performing Arts, said the excursion study to other regions had become a regular and compulsory program for the students of seventh semester. The students were not charged with operational cost as it had been already borne by the ISI Denpasar. Meanwhile, I Ketut Garwa, the Dean of Performing Arts, added that the excursion study was scheduled to take place last September. However, by chance in this November would be held the Gong Kebyar Parade throughout Java, and ISI Denpasar was by chance as well invited to participate in

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RE you adventurous enough and ready to get splashed and wet? Attempt to conquer the swift streams of the steep, rocky and sneaky Ayung River. Through the challenging rafting adventure, you can try out the adrenaline to prove yourself as the true conqueror of nature. This passion can be realized by the Ayung River Rafting (ARR) supported by well trained guides, professional services and equipment of international standard. It is situated in the village of Carangsari, Petang, Badung Regency or about 35 km north of Denpasar.Along the river, we can also enjoy the pristine lush tropical scenery. Before plunging into the sensation of rafting, ARR will prepare everything carefully. Meanwhile, the lobby, a relaxing lounge where to wait for the schedule of departure actually offers a differently tranquil atmosphere. While enjoying the warmth of coffee or tea, you will be served with typical Carangsari refreshment. Your eyes will never be too satisfied to luxuriate in the verdant vista of Ayung River with the magnificent backdrop of Mount Agung.

at Karang Dalem II Hamlet, Bongkasa Village. For those having great adrenaline can choose Ayung Wild Rafting with the more challenging conditions. The route prepared lies in the upstream of the river with more challenging terrains. “Its mileage is about 7 to 16 km as the start is begun at Kasianan Hamlet and finish can be made at Beng Hamlet or at Bongkasa Dalem. “This kind of rafting is usually HAPPY—Tourists who are enjoying the Ayung River Rafting preferred by tourists of about look very cheerful. (BTN/dock) When looking down in an easterly direction, we will feel like flying because thousands of small and large trees are discernible on the steep riverbank. Before you go down the river, all rafting participants will be given safety briefing. Afterward, participants are provided with equipments like a quality life jacket, helmet, paddle and raft meeting the standard operation procedures (SOP). “Every single raft is also equipped with 2 to 3 instructors in charge. For your convenience and safety, it also includes various facilities such hotel transfer from and to hotel where guests stay, insurance

16 years old,” he said while adding that on arriving at the finish location, all participants were given a hot shower. According to him, last November was low season so his guests slightly declined until only 60 to 70 tourists. Unlike in the high season, his guests could reach 120 tourists. “Hopefully, this December up to the New Year the rafting enthusiasts could rise significantly,” he hoped. B N

coverage up to USD 150 thousand as well as meal and drink,” explained I.B. Nama Rupa, Operations Manager of A True Balinese Experience (ATBE), the foundation managing the ARR. Gusde as he was familiarly addressed said there were two attractions offered by ARR pursuant to physical condition of each guest. Especially for beginners or those who just wanted to make a trial could take advantage of the ARR with the route of 9 km long. The field passed through was not classified into difficult grade. Start was made at Beng Hamlet, Carangsari Village and the finish is

Sangeh Tourist Object Beautifies Itself in 2011

EXERCISE—Students of ISI Denpasar looked serious in the rehearsal session of Excursion Study and Gong Kebyar Parade throughout Java in Solo. greatness of Balinese arts, and took advantage of the activity as good as possible to enrich the insight for the creative process of their arts and development of ISI Denpasar in years to come. B N

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the excursion. On that account, it finally decided to delay the study. In the meantime, the Rector of ISI Denpasar Prof. Dr. I Wayan Rai S remarkably appreciated the students to practice seriously. He also hoped the activity could eventually make optimal performance for the sake of the

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S one of the favorite tourist destinations in Badung Regency, the Sangeh Ecotourism continues to re-organize itself into a better tourist destination. If in 2003 the destination relying on the cuteness of grey monkeys, sacredness of Bukit Sari Temple up to the fascination of nutmeg trees estimated to have been hundreds of years old specifically arranges its management and art shop. In 2005, the management expanded the parking lot and increased the forest area. Meanwhile, at the beginning of 2011 the Sangeh tourist object will be equipped with entrance gates. “At the beginning of 2011, the Sangeh tourist object will install entrance gates and the ticket counter. It is planned to build the gates designed in Balinese style and will be facing the east in front of the parking lot. Regarding to the fund, it is fully supported by the government, in this case, the Badung Government Tourism Office,” said Operation Head of the Sangeh Ecotourism Object, I Made Sumohon, recently. Furthermore, Sumohon had confidence that the making of entrance gates would make the Sangeh ecotourism object more interesting to visit. Similarly, the services extended to tourists became more focused. As a result, it would give better satisfaction to tourists. Then, regarding to the mischievous monkey, Sumohon said such condition had been reduced. Moreover, every inch of the area had

always been guarded by the officers. “In addition, food and health of the monkeys are well maintained all the times. The monkeys have become the main attraction, so that we have to handle them with care,” said Sumohon while adding that currently the Sangeh ecotourism object had a forest area of 14 hectares and 1 hectare of parking lot. Besides, Sumohon also convinced that next year, the construction work of bridge connecting Sangeh Village (Badung) with Cau Village, Belayu (Tabanan) would have been worked on. The bridge would not only have an economic impact on Badung and Tabanan regions, but also on the tourist visits to Sangeh ecotourism object. “Through the route, the Sangeh ecotourism object will become a

desirable package tour to Bedugul from Ubud,” he hoped. Comparable opinion was also revealed by the Head of Badung Government Tourism Office, Cok Darmawan. When performing socialization to the tourist object, he said, if the bridge could be implemented accordingly, it would also have a good impact on the tourist visits to Sangeh tourist object. Regarding to the tourists visitation to Sangeh, Sumohon admitted that there was an increase of 3.4 percent. If in the period of January to November 2009, there were 179,518 guests, then in the same month of this year reached 185,652 people. “Especially on the last Galungan festivity, most visitors were the local community,” he explained. B N

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Recreational Park with Swimming Pool and Restaurant Taman Segara Madu comes with the concept of recreational park combining aquatic tourism with the rural nature and scenic rice fields stretching over 5,000 m2 land supported by a variety of culinary flavors that will provide convenience for visitors. This convenience is realized by the combination of an Olympic standard swimming pool with the length of 50 meters, width of 25 meters and a depth of 1.95 meters with eight tracks. Besides, it is also equipped with three recreational swimming pools and children’s oval and circular swimming pool with a sliding, ornamental waterfalls

and bridges. Circular swimming pool for children serves as a playground and training with a depth of 0.4 meter, while the swimming pool itself is equipped with recreational facilities such as tribune, locker, change room, rest room, life guard and pool bar offering a wide selection of delicious food and drinks ready to meet the customer satisfaction.The main restaurant has a standard quality with Western, Chinese, seafood, Indonesian, and Thai menus with a total of 350 seating capacity. This restaurant is very suitable for supporting various events such as wedding party, birthday party. Two dinning rooms available are air-conditioned Cempaka Restaurant and Jempiring Lobby Restaurant offering open atmosphere and rice field view. The Pool Bar offers a variety of fast food and soft drink served at Melati restaurants in the form of Joglo pavilion, while the Anggrek Restaurant is equipped with the Internet connection via Wi-Fi with speed at 512 kbps for free. In addition, the meeting room is also available with full air conditioning in open and soothing atmosphere, namely Kamboja room with a capacity of 30 persons and Cempaka room with a capacity of 100 persons.Meanwhile, Another facility is mini market selling any needs of visitors including swim suit, glasses, lifebuoy and also soap, shampoo, tooth paste, skin care lotion, towels and various snacks.

VISIT—Tourists visiting the alluring Sangeh ecotourism object.

Taman Segara Madu is strategically located on Denpasar—Tanah Lot route and approximately 0.5 km from the Batu Bolong Beach, Canggu. It is a very appropriate choice for tour guides, travel agents, and guests to enjoy lunch, or dinner, especially for those taking the Tanah Lot sightseeing tours. For convenience of visitors, it is supported by two spacious parking lots, namely in front of the entrance and across the premises with a capacity of 100 units of motorcycles and 50 cars. Safety of visitors’ vehicle is assured as managed and served by friendly and polite employees asa major commitment to customer satisfaction. C12 - 157


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Kiki Gram:

”Bali is Our Second Home” n 1993 Kiki Gram came to Bali for the first time and now they have visited Bali 15 times. She returns every year to Bali with her family because they love the atmosphere, the proud people, the nature, the tranquility, the food and the smiles. They have visited countries like China, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Malaysia in the Far East, but nothing is compared with Bali. “Maybe the beaches in some other places are better than Bali’s, and maybe some hotels are better than some other places. But at the end of the day, Bali is simply the best,” she said. During their vacation in Bali, she always chose the same hotel which is Mercure Sanur Resort. She said Mercure Sanur Resort was very memorable place to stay. The staffs are always smiling and helpful. They never made her upset. “The garden is very beautiful and

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his is the second time for Marisa Soriano come to Bali. She mentioned that the island is a fantastic place. The atmosphere, the beaches, the people and the culture are all complete and perfect. “I feel very good and enjoy so that all burden in my mind disappeared when I am here,” said the Spanish woman. She plans to spend a vacation for a month here. Listed that there were several places that she already visited, such as Uluwatu, Tanah Lot, Jimbaran, Kuta, Ubud, and etc. Although already visited many places, but she admitted that she was still not satisfied and will continue to visit other places until her holiday’s time ended because according to her, Bali is very interesting. “One thing that might be a bit disturbing for me is about the problem of traffic congestion. Now every time I go to a tourism object here, I definitely need a lot of time because I must be stuck in traffic. But apart from that, I still feel very enjoyable here. In addition, I also feel safe because in every way that I passed there must be a police guard. For me, there is only one word to Bali, Wonderful!” She said while sitting down to enjoy a beautiful sunset at Kuta beach. B N

very clean. Also the pools in the garden are fantastic and clean. That creates a relaxed atmosphere,” she added. There are a lot of thing that Kiki Gram and her family love about Bali. They call Bali is their second home. During the years, they have learn some Balinese Culture and sometimes they came up to the several traditional ceremonies. That is very special moments for them. In developing tourism in Bali, she suggested to keep the local values and building styles. “Don’t change too much about the traditional culture. Everything is good here. But, there are a few things that I think could be better in Bali. I think there is too much rubbish on the street. It will better if this problem could be fixed up by the government,” she suggested. B N

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ALI poses an incredible tourist destination. Many unique and interesting things can be encountered on this paradise island. “This is what makes me happy to be in Bali,” said the Brunei Darussalam’s Ambassador to Indonesia His Excellency Dato Paduka Mahmud Bin Haji Saidin accompanied by the embassy’s staff Helena Mahathir when held a courtesy call to Governor of Bali, Made Mangku Pastika, not long ago. Mahmud received by the Governor of Bali accompanied by the Bureau Head of Government Affairs Cokorda Pemayun,

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Bureau Head of Public Relations and Protocol I Putu Suardhika and Secretary of Bali Government Tourism Office IGA Ambari said that there were three things causing him to feel at home in Bali. Balinese people had a friendly attitude, good nature, fine attractions and very convincing tourist facilities. Ambassador Mahmud argued that his visit to Bali was for the second time. Previously, he had been to Bali to attend the inauguration of Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) in 2009. His presence at that time was a special face to face meeting with the Governor Made

Mangku Pastika to discuss about the investment opportunities for Brunei in Bali. Governor Made Mangku Pastika expressed his gratitude and appreciation of government and the people of Bali for his visit to Bali. Such honorary visit denoted a tangible manifestation of harmonious cooperation of Indonesia, especially Bali, with Brunei Darussalam. Governor hoped the cooperation between the two countries would get better and increase in the future. The matter, continued the Governor of Bali, would help in achieving the target of foreign tourist arrivals from 2.7 million today

to 5 million people in 2015. To that end, there would be many new things that should be built, such as new airport, new roads and new tourism facilities. The meeting of the two leaders was then ended by the exchange of souvenirs. His Excellency Ambassador Mahmud Bin Haji Saidin conferred a set of typical crystal stone of Brunei Darussalam, while Governor Made Mangku Pastika handed over one unit of Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue of bronze and Bali tourism information guide. B N (BTN/015)

The space around Jalan Veteran Denpasar will become a festive public interest, especially the downtowners of Denpasar on December 28-31, 2010, in relation to the implementation of the enchantment of endek and embroidery across Denpasar. As planned, the yearend festivity will involve some 80 local crafters out of 263 members of the Denpasar ecommerce. ith the theme of Enchanting Endek and Embroidery of Denpasar Fashion Creation 2010 in the 100% Indonesia,

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